Truth 4 – Accountability, Whats That?
"There were some comments about me when I wasn’t in the NHL, so I wasn’t affecting the team, but they were focused on my defense and my turnovers when… Look, if you’re going to send me down because of defense, it’d be nice to see other people be held accountable. That’s all."
Did you hear the mic drop? Read that over and listen again. That’s Josh Ho-Sang dropping the mic after subtly using the ‘accountability’ tagline the team is fond of using.
The New York Islanders constantly preach to their players that they have to be held accountable. That’s fine. In fact, that’s great. Players should be accountable. We should all be accountable.
Just turns out that the Isles don’t practice what they preach.
Like Ho-Sang states, you want to send a guy down for not being defensively minded, fine. What about benching Brock Nelson when he fails to backcheck? If giveaways are an issue why is Thomas Hickey ranked third on the team with 58 this season?
There have been chances for the Islanders to put their money where their mouth and they haven’t done so. And look. This is Ho-Sang’s side of the story. I’m sure we’d all love to hear the teams side of this tale.
There’s no way these comments sit well with Garth Snow and the New York Islanders brass. I doubt even Ho-Sang’s agent likes the comments. But Ho-Sang isn’t wrong. Not one bit. The organization is going down a street named Nino Niederreiter with Ho-Sang. They should avoid it this time.