There goes Josh Ho-Sang, treating hockey like it's a game and an entertainment product again. The audacity of it all.
The New York Islanders first-round pick had another outburst of unbridled creativity and skill on Saturday while helping his Windsor Spitfires beat the Mississauge Steelheads in overtime. There was simply very little the Steelheads penalty killers could do midway through the third period when the 18-year-old dynamo wound up from behind his own goal, cut out wide past Damian Bourne and Nick Zottl and used the slew of space he had left to beat Colorado Avalanche-signed goalie Spencer Martin with a backhand. Then Ho-Sang added what TV Cogeco Windsor commentator Todd Warriner called "a little shimmy-shake" for a memorable celebration.
The goal gave Ho-Sang 10 points in six games since rejoining the Spitfires; he's only been shut out once since coming back and making the adjustment from centre to right wing.
That looked like a prospect "play[ing] my game and giv[ing] eveything I have," to paraphrase what Ho-Sang said after being named to Team OHL for the upcoming Subway Super Series that is a big evaluative tool for the Canadian national junior team. It really shouldn't matter that Ho-Sang felt like being a bit braggadocio, right in the vicinity of the Steelheads bench. It seems better to see Ho-Sang leaving it all out there, rather than trying to conform to others' standards.
Neate Sager is a writer for Yahoo! Canada Sports. Follow him on Twitter @neatebuzzthenet.