The New York Islanders could use some help on the power play. Calling up Josh Ho-Sang from the AHL is the best option. Why haven’t the Isles done it yet?
The New York Islanders last scored on the power play way back on November 15th, 2018. They haven’t scored on the power play over their last 17 opportunities on the man advantage. Something clearly needs to change.
When it comes to the power play you name it and the Islanders are having an issue. Inability to enter the offensive zone? Check. Problems creating movement by cycling the puck quickly? Check. Inability to generate or take chances? Check and check.
As the Islanders search for an answer within the roster, there’s an obvious option hanging out in the AHL. And that’s Josh Ho-Sang.
The offensively dynamic forward is proving to be just that this season for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Josh Ho-Sang currently leads the AHL in assists with 20. Nine of Ho-Sang’s 20 helpers have come on the power play. Good enough to be tied at third in the AHL.
Josh Ho-Sang can bring the offense at 5on5 and on the power play. We’ve already seen him do exactly that in the NHL. So why haven’t the New York Islanders brought up Josh Ho-Sang to the NHL already this season? What are they waiting for exactly? He seems like the perfect solution to their problem.
To answer that I’ll figure out the pros and cons to bringing up Josh Ho-Sang to the NHL from the AHL.