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Morning Skate: Cure your offseason blues with Joshua Ho-Sang's inspirational Twitter

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As the hockey world slumbers, Joshua Ho-Sang is keeping the lights burning bright. Ho-Sang, a forward for the New York Islanders, is using his Twitter this offseason to tweet inspirational quotes that you'd likely find on posters in your doctor's office. The practice has gone back for years on his Twitter account, but Ho-Sang has picked it up within the past few months as the hockey has quelled.

From pointed uses of emojis...

hidden messages...

and love advice.

Ho-Sang has advice and quotes of inspiration for all situations it seems. Of course, there are still some good old hockey tweets to keep you satisfied, but Ho-Sang has cornered the market in this sport on the life advice and inspiring messages. And it's just what we need to get us through this latest hockey-less week.


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You can follow along with our entire rankings right here as we count down the league's top 25 players under the age of 25.

ISLANDERS LOSE PRINCE

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On Monday, the Islanders announced that forward Shane Prince will be out four to six months after ankle surgery. At least it takes care of one roster decision...