The most interesting story in the NHL Sunday was the recall of New York Islanders prospect Joshua Ho-Sang. Resisting comparisons to the Penguins Daniel Sprong, Ho-Sang has created offense at the NHL level but has also created ruffled feathers with his attitude. Ho-Sang may or may not play against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Monday night.
Islanders GM Lou Lamoriello called him a “depth player” (Newsday).
Hockey places so much emphasis on being a good boy. Ho-Sang had 12 points in 22 games last season. Check out the quotes from Ho-Sang. He won’t last long in NY.
Pensburgh looks at the Metro Division (Pensburgh)
Pittsburgh Hockey Now examined three middle line wingers who could be a nice fit for the Penguins (PHN)
A cool piece from Sportsnet. Will Elias Pettersson become the greatest Canuck? The kid has already tied some impressive records…and he’s fun to watch (Sportsnet)
Now to Daniel Sprong. Since his goal on his second shift with the Ducks, the former Penguins prospect has gone scoreless in two games. While playing on the Ducks top line with Ryan Getzlaf, Sprong has registered six shots on goal, four turnovers and is a -2. He did notch a shootout goal yesterday as New Jersey scored THREE own goals (Orange County Register).
Seriously, there is almost a criminal lack of Ducks media coverage. If Southern California rent wasn’t the other side of insane, perhaps there would also be an Anaheim Hockey Now…
Marc Bergevin had a few bad years as GM of the Canadiens. Color me surprised he made it to this season. However, a few bad years have been quickly erased as the plucky upstarts keep getting better…and keep winning (Montreal Gazette)
And Minnesota is dangling Charlie Coyle. And Perhaps Nino Niederreiter (The Athletic).