Question: “Do you feel you have a clean slate?”
Josh Ho-Sang is an electric forward that has an abundance of talent. Through 43 NHL games, he’s over a half-point-per-game. But for some reason, he still hasn’t been fully integrated into the NHL.
Now, to be fair, Josh Ho-Sang hasn’t made it easy on himself. Missing the first day of training camp in 2015 after sleeping in and being candid with reporters in a sport that almost openly frowns upon that type of behavior.
But when Lou Lamoriello came in he told anyone who would listen that everyone gets a clean slate. Everyone starts fresh. That includes Josh Ho-Sang.
Through 26 AHL games, Josh Ho-Sang has 24 points and was leading the AHL in assists. Until he got a call-up to the NHL less than a week ago. But since that call-up, the New York Islanders have played two games and Josh Ho-Sang has sat in the press box for both of them.
Is Josh Ho-Sang getting a clean slate?
Why It’s an Important Question
The New York Islanders need help creating goal scoring opportunities both at 5on5 and on the power play. Josh Ho-Sang gives you exactly that. But for some reason, the Islanders are reluctant to play him.
So why did they call him up exactly?
We’re told that Josh Ho-Sang has a clean slate and that he’s made strides to become a better two-way player this season. Again, why not play him. One of them can’t be true. It’s either Josh Ho-Sang still hasn’t earned their trust as an individual or as a player. Which one is it?