Seth Jones in an Blackhawks uni, holding his stick

Seth Jones sounds off on the team during interview

Published March 5, 2024 at 6:58 PM

As a rebuilding team, the Chicago Blackhawks are 15-42-5 and last in the Central Division.

It doesn't mean veterans are pleased with the teams, standing, or play, however.


One of the veterans unhappy with the team's overall performance is defenseman Seth Jones, who called out his teammates during an interview.

In his criticism, he called out the team's lack of backchecking, which is particularly egregious considering the team consists largely of young players who are still adjusting to NHL style of play.

He has plenty of wisdom to impart to the young players, coming from a tight defensive system like Tortorella's.

Here, however, it sounds more like he is criticizing the entire team than mentoring them.

His frustration must be evident with the lack of structure of the team, as multiple players missed their assignments in numerous situations.

In his current role as Alternate Captain for the Chicago Blackhawks, Jones has reunited with former Blue Jacket, Nick Foligno. Davidson intended to place players like Jones and Foligno in leadership roles, something Foligno has experience with.

They will continue to be necessary for Kyle Davidson's young players to grow into NHL players.
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