REPORT: Chicago Blackhawks trying to trade Seth Jones - But teams don't want him for one reason
BY RYAN AUGUST 15, 2022 (11:51)
The Blackhawks still had a lot of nice pieces and on paper you would have thought they would have atleast contended for a playoff spot, but that was definitely not the case. The Blackhawks went in a completely new direction under new general manager Kyle Davidson, and now they are trying to unload every asset they have that could possibly win them a game.
What makes matters worse for defenceman Seth Jones is, when he was traded to the Blackhawks, he signed a massive contract extension for 8 years wiwth a $9,500,000 cap hit.
According to Scott Power of The Athletic, this price tag is just too high for teams to trade for.
Despite playing on a poor team last season, Jones was still able to put up some great numbers, scoring 51 points.
If Davidson really wants to move Seth Jones, he might have to think about adding in a pick or prospect, which would definitely hurt the speed of a rebuild, or consider retaining salary, which would hurt just as much as he still has the full 8 years on his deal remaining.
There is even a report that at the NHL draft, the Blackhawks tried to give Seth Jones to the Ottawa Senators, who actually are in need for a top pairing right handed defenceman, for NOTHING and they declined.