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New York Islanders Daily: Context For Josh Ho-Sang Comments

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 07: Joshua Ho-Sang #66 of the New York Islanders passes the puck against the Buffalo Sabres in the first period at Barclays Center on October 7, 2017 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 07: Joshua Ho-Sang #66 of the New York Islanders passes the puck against the Buffalo Sabres in the first period at Barclays Center on October 7, 2017 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
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Josh Ho-Sang did not ask to be traded, he simply said that if the New York Islanders need to move him to get better he’s for it.

Arthur Staple, who covers the New York Islanders for the Athletic, wrote an article with a headline that was meant to get clicks. It’s not a shot at Staple, we are in the business of getting people to come to our websites so naturally “Josh Ho-Sang ‘all for it’ if Islanders want to deal him before the trade deadline” does just that.

I just want to provide more context to the headline that seems to have gotten people talking. Many have already turned on Ho-Sang, which there’s no way to get those people back, but if you’re down the middle on him maybe this will swing you to Ho-Sang’s side.

He did not say he wanted to be traded. Instead, to paraphrase, he said that if the Islanders need to trade him to get better he’s for it. Ho-Sang has been a good soldier despite people using false rumors to drive home their narrative of him being a bad guy.

I’m rooting for him. That said, it wouldn’t be the most surprising thing if he’s moved but at the end of the day, it will likely take a bigger prospect like Kieffer Bellows or Bode Wilde to land one of the big names on the market this trade deadline.

Read the articles before reacting to the headline. That’s my advice for today and every day.

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