After sitting out for the first chunk of the season, Josh Ho-Sang continues his hot start with the Islanders’ AHL affiliate Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
Initially, Josh Ho-Sang wasn’t happy about the idea of going back down to the AHL. He asked for a trade when the New York Islanders decided to send him down and Lou Lamoriello decided to send him home to wait for a trade.
A trade never came, and Ho-Sang asked to report to Bridgeport. They agreed and he’s been off to a very solid start this season.
In eight games, Ho-Sang has six points to his name (2 goals, 4 assists). He’s one of the more controversial prospects in the Islanders system but there’s no denying that he can produce offensively.
He’s shown it at the AHL level for the past four years and even in small sample sizes at the NHL level as well. Josh still has a way to go before he gets any value back but it’s good to see him producing, even if it’s in the AHL.
I’d assume that his days with the New York Islanders are numbered but with the Isles need for offense and their past conservative behavior at the deadline, maybe Ho-Sang gets another shot if they start to struggle again.
I don’t think Lou will be petty if he knows the team could use a boost. Something about a Bellows – Brassard – Ho-Sang third line gets me all tingly inside.
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