Islanders: Checking in on 5 bold predictions from start of season

Joshua Ho-Sang #66 of the New York Islanders (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Joshua Ho-Sang #66 of the New York Islanders (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 28: Joshua Ho-Sang #26 of the New York Islanders skates against the Ottawa Senators at the Barclays Center on December 28, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Islanders defeated the Senators 6-3. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

5. Josh Ho-Sang to ask for a trade

Not 24 hours after I posted this on October 2nd, Joshua Ho-Sang had asked for to be traded.

After five years within the New York Islanders organization and with only a handful of NHL games to his name, it seemed like Ho-Sang had enough of the AHL. I can’t say I blame him.

Ho-Sang isn’t free from blame here. He’s done as much damage to his own NHL career as anyone. Showing up late, not necessarily listening to the coaching staff, and being almost too honest to the media has put him in hot water on a number of occasions.

After more than two months with no deal worked out, Ho-Sang returned to the Sound Tigers. Although, I’m not sure how a trade for fair value could have ever been worked out. Ho-Sang was told to stay away from the team while a deal was being worked out. I’m not sure of a team willing to trade assets away from someone who isn’t currently playing.

Now that he’s back with the Sound Tigers, Ho-Sang has three points in five games. Picking up right where he left off last season.

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We’ll see if Ho-Sang sticks around past the trade deadline. I’m sure Lou adds Ho-Sang as part of any outgoing package to address any of the Isles needs at the deadline.