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Lace 'em up. Time for the Morning Skate.
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...
The more you sweat in training,— Josh Ho-sang (@66jhosang) July 4, 2017
the less you bleed in battle
Everything you want to ask of life cannot be given by anyone but yourself, so don't ask period, go get it— Josh Ho-sang (@66jhosang) June 10, 2017
Take a selfie ....go on do it.....— Josh Ho-sang (@66jhosang) July 3, 2017
now you are officially looking at the only person who can change and make your life better #yougotthis
and love advice.
Love is like a fart if you have to force it, it's prolly poop— Josh Ho-sang (@66jhosang) August 14, 2017
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.
HOT DOGS, AND REAL DOGS, GET STANLEY CUP LOVE
Within the span of two days, Phil Kessel ate hot dogs out of the Stanley Cup and Matt Murray's dog drank out of it. Big few days for dogs, of the hot and cuddly variety. Let's hope Murray cleaned that bowl before Kessel ate out of it!
JOHNNY GAUDREAU RANKS NO. 9
Yes, "Johnny Hockey" himself is No. 9 on our list. His creativity is nearly next-to-none in the NHL, earning him a top 10 spot. Matt Murray kicked off our penultimate week of our Top 25 Under 25 at No. 10 on Monday.
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
- College free agent Will Butcher won't sign with the Maple Leafs today, or any team, because he can't until tomorrow! Hold the #WillWatch tweets for another day.
- What are the Senators going to do with Andrew Hammond?
- Will Ken Hitchcock be able to improve the Stars’ penalty kill?
- Hurricanes fans may want to tap the breaks on bringing Jaromir Jagr into the fold.
- An NHL insider still believes Matt Duchene will be traded this offseason.
- Maple Leafs defenseman Alexey Marchenko is headed to the KHL after going on unconditional waivers.