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New York Islanders Three Moves That Need to Happen Today

DALLAS, TX - JUNE 22: Lou Lamoriello of the New York Islanders attends the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center on June 22, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - JUNE 22: Lou Lamoriello of the New York Islanders attends the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center on June 22, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 25: New York Islanders Joshua Ho-Sang (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /

Call Up Josh Ho-Sang

Josh Ho-Sang leads the AHL in assist with 20. He has 22 points in 25 games so far this season for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Ho-Sang is a goal generating machine.

He’s also great on the power play. He’s tied for third in assists on the man-advantage in the entire AHL with nine.

Josh Ho-Sang is exactly what the New York Islanders need. And they need him now. No matter what way you look at it, there isn’t much of a downside to bringing up Ho-Sang from the AHL. I know. I’ve done the pros-and-cons of calling him up.

The Islanders can put Ho-Sang on the second power-play unit over Cal Clutterbuck to give them a creative source on the PP and a player that has the ability to get the puck into the offensive zone.

With the theme for the season being “learn what we got” now is the perfect time for the Isles to call up Ho-Sang.

The Islanders have an immediate need to fix their power play and to create some offense at 5on5.

At the time of writing it was ranked 27th in the NHL with a 14.6 percent efficiency. That power play has already cost them a number of point in this still young season. Fix that and the Isles could be in a more comfortable position in the standings.

Over their last five games, they’ve generated eight goals or an average of 1.6 goals per game. That’s not good enough. Seventeen teams in the NHL average over three goals for per game this season.

It’s time to call up Josh Ho-Sang.

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