New York Islanders Daily: Is Josh Ho-Sang’s Slate Really Clean?

New York Islanders Joshua Ho-Sang (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
New York Islanders Joshua Ho-Sang (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /

Lou Lamoriello preached a clean slate for everyone on the New York Islanders but with his comments on Josh Ho-Sang, I’m not sure that’s true.

When Lou Lamoriello became the New York Islanders General Manager there was hope that things would change for the Islanders. The Islanders had a culture of mismanaging prospects and giving too many opportunities to veterans who’ve seen better days.

With Lou Lamoriello’s comments on Josh Ho-Sang, it makes you wonder how much the culture really has changed.

"“Thought he worked hard, gave us everything he had… He just needs to go to the minors, he’s got ability, go there and get over all these issues that I haven’t seen, that transpired in the past. He’s been excellent in camp. Just go grow and get better.”"

Putting all biases aside for a second, doesn’t a clean slate mean that a player isn’t held accountable for their past actions previous to cleaning the slate? From my understanding of the metaphor, it infers that each player gets a fresh start.

Yet, one of the reasons Lou sent Ho-Sang down was because of issues that happened in the past. I can’t be the only one seeing the hypocrisy here right?

With Ho-Sang and Kieffer Bellows sent to the AHL and Andrew Ladd still banged up, an opening night third line of Kuhnackl – Filppula – Komarov is very possible. That’s vomit inducing.

I respect everything Lou Lamoriello has done in his historic past, but if we closed our eyes for a second and just listened to all the moves that were made this offseason you could probably convince me that Garth Snow was still in charge.

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