Islanders: Josh Ho-Sang Not Invited To Training Camp
By Matt O'Leary
The New York Islanders and Josh Ho-Sang drama continues as the former 2014 1st round pick was not invited to NHL Training Camp.
The Islanders and Josh Ho-Sang relationship is toxic. It’s like the kind of relationship that everyone’s seen where one of the people in the relationship continues to go back to the other after countless mistakes over the years.
Maybe they will change! Well, once again we’re at a crossroads with the Josh Ho-Sang and New York Islanders relationship as neither side is benefiting.
According to Arthur Staple, Ho-Sang was not invited to NHL Camp which is set to begin on January 3. The confusing part is that the team offered him a qualifying offer just eight weeks ago.
Why would the team qualify him if they have zero interest in him even getting the opportunity to play with the team? He signed a one-year $700,000 deal on October 27 and now two months later isn’t even invited to camp?
I’m not crazy, I didn’t believe that he would make the roster after the countless examples of him being passed over in the past few years but not even giving him the opportunity seems pointless.
Seriously, after sending him to San Antonio to finish out the AHL season last year, what was the point of bringing him back? Let him go somewhere else, the relationship isn’t benefitting either side.
For Ho-Sang he has just 53 NHL games under his belt since being drafted and for the Islanders they have a disgruntled asset (using the term asset loosely at this point) that they decided to keep for seemingly no reason at all.
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The two sides need a breakup. Someone needs to hold the intervention and just let it be known that this relationship is harmful to both parties. I can’t continue to write these stories year over year until he’s a UFA, I just can’t do it.