Number 3: Josh Ho-Sang
I love Josh Ho-Sang as a prospect and I still think he should be the Islanders third line Right Winger next year, but it wouldn’t surprise me at all if he was moved this offseason. I think he would’ve been higher on the list if Garth was still calling the shots if we’re being honest.
After Ho-Sang called out the Islanders hypocrisy, which I don’t blame him for, it seemed like just a matter of time before he would be moved on from.
In 22 games with the Islanders last year, Ho-Sang had 12 points, a pace of 45 over the course of a full NHL season. The only issue was he turned the puck over, and he was blamed for the Islanders lack of defense and hence was shipped off to Bridgeport.
He put up 31 points in 50 games with the Sound Tigers, while playing fourth line minutes as punishment more often than not. It’s funny how the narrative changed for Ho-Sang, who was beloved in 2016-2017 for his 21 game stint with the team.
In those 21 games, he had 10 points, a near identical stat line to 2017-2018 and everyone seemed to use him as the scapegoat. Interesting.
Anyway, it wouldn’t shock me at all if Ho-Sang was dealt this offseason. He’s someone who has a lot of potential, but has “baggage” to some. He has talent, but I’m not sure the Islanders will ever give him the change he needs/deserves to be successful here. Can’t wait to see more of Tanner Fritz playing third line wing!