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Islanders News: Ho-Sang the artist, the sage

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The Isles rookie discussed John Tavares, taking life in perspective, trolling the Leafs

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There was a total solar eclipse across North America yesterday. But really Monday was all about Josh Ho-Sang.

Islanders Reads

  • Josh Ho-Sang was invited on the air for Gareth Wheeler’s show in Toronto and asked about his summer, how he unwinds — look for paintings this season — how not distracted the Isles and Tavares are about contract status, and how fun it is to beat the Leafs. [LHH | TSN Radio interview]
  • More on that interview and how welcome it is by many. [FanRag]
  • And more on him talking, this time at BioSteel camp, about Tavares (because of course) here: [Sun | NHL | Sportsnet | TSN]
  • The NHL’s annual positional rankings talk about Tavares too. [NHL]
  • Unsigned Islanders draft pick Doyle Somerby lands with the Blue Jackets. [Jackets]

And Now for Something Completely Different

Not hockey, but a beloved work by our beloved Dan and worth your checking out even if you have no idea who/what the Golden Girls was. A jumping off point for a cultural and sports tour:

Back to Hockey: Pursuing Other Opportunities

  • In a total shock (not), Henrik Zetterberg says his back-diving contract was all for cap trickery, he could retire in two years. [Puck Daddy | Winging It]
  • Francois Beaucheman, bought out in Colorado, returns to Anaheim on a one-year deal. [Anaheim Calling]
  • Has team Corsi % (the share of shot attempts over a given period) lost its predictive nature? No. [TSN]
  • Bruce Boudreau can now add (junior) team owner to his repertoire. [ESPN]
  • Ben Bishop’s new mask in Dallas, again with the glow-in-the-dark paint. [SB Nation]
  • And now, what if Wayne Gretzky were sold to the Winnipeg Jets back in the day? [Puck Daddy]
  • Jori Lehtora, the other body in the Brayden Schenn trade, hopes to prove himself again in Philadelphia. [STLtoday]