Seth Jones: Any Regrets About Signing With Blackhawks?
Seth Jones thought he was signing with a Chicago team that was a defenseman away from contention. The smart people knew Chicago not only gave up too much via trade, but they also signed Jones to a deal that never made any sense. A year later, Jones finds himself on a tanking Blackhawks team that could wind up with the first overall pick in 2023.
Does Jones have any regrets about deciding to sign with Chicago long-term? Jones says he has no regrets. None.
“It was a little frustrating to see that at first,” Jones said. “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 from my decision,” Jones said. “I look at it as an opportunity to become a better player, which I need to do. Score goals, be more offensive, be better defensively and be a key piece to this team moving forward.”
A: No player is going to say they regret signing a contract that Jones signed. Chicago is paying Jones a $9.5 million AAV through the 2029-30 NHL Season. Trust me, he’s not worth that cap hit. Outside of being able to handle it okay on the powerplay, Jones doesn’t bring much to the table. No smart organization would ever give Jones that contract whether he admits it or not.
B: Even if Jones did regret it, he wouldn’t admit it. Hockey players actually have integrity unlike the losers in the NBA. You’re all watching the sport. These guys actually want to play in the games. They don’t cry when things get tough at any given turn.