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Breakfast of Champs 10-24-2011 08:50 AM

RW Joshua Ho-Sang - Windsor Spitfires, OHL (2014, 28th overall, NY Islanders)
 
Found this article on Josh Ho-Sang, interesting to see some people believe he is on par with stamkos, hall, and tavares at that age and that he should be in the ohl right now. I saw him play on the allstate all canadians game and he looked great. Anyone who has seen him play, what are your thoughts on these comparions to past 1st overall picks?
http://www.thespec.com/news/article/...e-of-the-elite

Tigers1992 10-24-2011 09:50 AM

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Originally Posted by johnman10 (Post 38395327)
Found this article on Josh Ho-Sang, interesting to see some people believe he is on par with stamkos, hall, and tavares at that age and that he should be in the ohl right now. I saw him play on the allstate all canadians game and he looked great. Anyone who has seen him play, what are your thoughts on these comparions to past 1st overall picks?
http://www.thespec.com/news/article/...e-of-the-elite

At the same age, hes more dominent then Hall or Stamkos, I saw Hall at Greater Kingston and Stamkos with Markham 20 - 30 times, and at this point in his development, Ho-Sang is ahead of where they where.

Ive said if for about a year now, but Ho-Sang is the most talented player I've seen come through minor midget since Tavares.

Pick Six 10-24-2011 09:54 AM

He's that good.

Just out of this world offensive ability. Quickness, hands, vision, work ethic etc. it's all there.

EDIT: To put it into perspective, if I were running an OHL team, I would have chosen (if available) Ho-Sang over Ekblad this past May. Quite a few others would have done the same as well.

Garyboy 10-24-2011 12:30 PM

I echo the sentments above. He's definitely must-see. I imagine the Silver Stick in Whitby will be crawling with scouts who have yet to get a look at Ho-Sang. Most dynamic Minor Midget I have ever seen.

The Dayvan Cowboy 10-24-2011 12:49 PM

What ethnicity is he? Also when he is OHL and NHL draft eligible?

Rabid Ranger 10-24-2011 01:04 PM

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Originally Posted by The Dayvan Cowboy (Post 38403201)
What ethnicity is he? Also when he is OHL and NHL draft eligible?

Think Chris Beckford -Tseu meets Scott Gomez.

HockeySensible 10-24-2011 01:12 PM

I didn't really like his game in the all-state game.. but, obviously, that's just one game.

wings5 10-24-2011 01:18 PM

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Originally Posted by The Dayvan Cowboy (Post 38403201)
What ethnicity is he? Also when he is OHL and NHL draft eligible?

It says in the article, Both his parents immigrated here around age 10, Wayne from Kingston, Jamaica, Ericka from Santiago, Chile. His surname is Chinese since his grandfather is from Hong-Kong.

Breakfast of Champs 10-24-2011 01:22 PM

So is he the consensus #1 overall pick for the ohl draft right now?

S E P H 10-24-2011 01:22 PM

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Originally Posted by The Dayvan Cowboy (Post 38403201)
What ethnicity is he? Also when he is OHL and NHL draft eligible?

From the article it says he's Chinese.

Two questions, he's 2014 eligibility and his nationality is Canadian or does he hold different passports?

Tigers1992 10-24-2011 02:22 PM

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Originally Posted by S E P H (Post 38404547)
From the article it says he's Chinese.

Two questions, he's 2014 eligibility and his nationality is Canadian or does he hold different passports?

He is 2014 (which is shaping up to a huge draft year) and he is Canadian.

hdtrax 10-24-2011 02:23 PM

Wow, great moves on the shootout goal. I'll keep an eye on this kid.

Btw, Aaron Ekblad is an absolute monster. Literally looks like a man playing with boys.

shello 10-24-2011 02:30 PM

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Originally Posted by The Don Draper (Post 38407205)
Wow, great moves on the shootout goal. I'll keep an eye on this kid.

Btw, Aaron Ekblad is an absolute monster. Literally looks like a man playing with boys.

This.
But to talk about what the OP is saying Ho-Sang is amazing, incredible. Looking forward to seeing play in the OHL next year.

Rabid Ranger 10-24-2011 02:32 PM

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Originally Posted by S E P H (Post 38404547)
From the article it says he's Chinese.

Two questions, he's 2014 eligibility and his nationality is Canadian or does he hold different passports?

Did you read the article? It clearly spells out his ethnic background as well as the history of the his surname.

nanzenkills 10-24-2011 02:32 PM

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Originally Posted by S E P H (Post 38404547)
From the article it says he's Chinese.

In the article, he says that he mainly identifies with being Jewish, Spanish, and Jamaican. His surname is Chinese because his grandfather was from Hong Kong, but he says that he's actually mostly lost touch with the Chinese part of his background.

Mr Lahey* 10-24-2011 02:33 PM

Erie Otters are about to get a whole lot more exciting.

Pick Six 10-24-2011 02:36 PM

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Originally Posted by johnman10 (Post 38404523)
So is he the consensus #1 overall pick for the ohl draft right now?

Without a doubt, from what I hear it's a race for 2nd.

And for those who haven't seen the shootout goal that another poster talked about it can be found here.

Pick Six 10-24-2011 02:40 PM

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Originally Posted by DaleSmedsmosStache (Post 38407625)
Erie Otters are about to get a whole lot more exciting.

My money's on Kingston finishing last. Though I hope he doesn't go there, but that's another can of worms all together.

Breakfast of Champs 10-24-2011 04:34 PM

After hearing people who have seen this kid along with others like stamkos, hall, and tavares in the past and saying he is on their level is really making me believe this kid could be the real deal, should be exciting to watch him in the future

LatvianTwist 10-24-2011 05:21 PM

How would some of you guys compare him to MacKinnon (in terms of how highly touted they are)?

S E P H 10-24-2011 05:39 PM

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Originally Posted by nanzenkills (Post 38407571)
In the article, he says that he mainly identifies with being Jewish, Spanish, and Jamaican. His surname is Chinese because his grandfather was from Hong Kong, but he says that he's actually mostly lost touch with the Chinese part of his background.

He might be Jewish, Spanish, and Jamaican. But even if he lost his touch of his Asian background, he's still Chinese to me.

HockeyGuy1975 10-24-2011 08:40 PM

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Originally Posted by S E P H (Post 38414673)
He might be Jewish, Spanish, and Jamaican. But even if he lost his touch of his Asian background, he's still Chinese to me.

Interesting logic.

wings5 10-24-2011 09:36 PM

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Originally Posted by S E P H (Post 38414673)
He might be Jewish, Spanish, and Jamaican. But even if he lost his touch of his Asian background, he's still Chinese to me.

Wth, are you Chinese and want to claim a potential future superstar as one of your own or what? Some logic.

R S 10-24-2011 09:38 PM

Sometimes I wish I lived out East. :(

Kid sounds awesome.

AntonRodin* 10-24-2011 10:02 PM

LOL

Ho-Sang - Really raw in Cantonese


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