Sensory details and reactions continue to pour in regarding Joshua Ho-Sang’s debacle of a first (and only) day of Islanders training camp.
None of them depict the polarizing prospect in a particularly positive light.
The harshest words come from GM Garth Snow, whose comments via New York Newsday’s Arthur Staple have been sanitized for innocent hockey viewers:
“Enough with the bull[blank],” Snow said. “It’s time to grow up.”
Head coach Jack Capuano’s message was simple: this slip-up was “unacceptable.”
It also may not have been the 19-year-old’s only mishap with the Islanders, although precise infractions weren’t shared. Staple did unearth some specifics about yesterday’s tardiness situation and his punishment beyond being demoted prematurely, however:
Three hours? That can’t be right, can it?
Regardless, as Jason mentioned on Friday, incidents like these do little to dissuade critics from believing that his plummet down the 2014 NHL Draft was justified. Those people may believe that he’s just not worth the trouble.
He’s young enough that this story is far from over, though you have to wonder if the Islanders “chapter” is perilously close to its conclusion.