Blackhawks Defenseman Frustrated with Team's Direction

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Seth Jones didn't love what he saw out of management this past summer. The team has entered full rebuild mode and even though Jones is in the prime of his career, he has no regrets inking a long-term extension with the team.

Jones met up with Ben Pope of the Chicago Sun-Times and had this to say on the matter:

It was a little frustrating to see (the trades this summer) at first. It's not really what I or anybody had in mind, looking back a couple years. But it is what it is. It's going to make a lot of us better in here. We'll be patient with each other and help each other through this. I don't have any regrets. Patience is going to be important this year. At the same time, we're going into every game trying to win. We're going to have to be a disciplined, structured team this year (and) make sure teams earn their wins and goals against us.

The Blackhawks only won 28 games last season and shipped out Alex DeBrincat, Kirby Dach, and lost Dominik Kubalik and Dylan Strome to free agency. The pending trades of Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane loom over the team's head and both of the Blackhawks' legends voiced their displeasure for the team's recent trades. Once Kane and Toews get dealt, perhaps Jones will ask out. For now, no regrets and a fresh outlook on a new season.

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