Chicago Blackhawks: 3 risky trade packages for Seth Jones

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The Chicago Blackhawks are a very weak team defensively. They were not good at all at keeping their opponents from high danger chances and ranked near the bottom of the league. The coach’s system not fitting the roster is a big part of it but not having great players is also a big deal. If they added a defenseman like Seth Jones over the offseason, things would look completely different. If he is willing to sign an extension, he might be worth the trade.

Seth Jones would be an amazing addition to the 2021-22 Chicago Blackhawks.

It came out on Saturday night via a report from Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman that Seth Jones has informed the Columbus Blue Jackets that he will not be signing an extension with them. He currently has one year left on his deal before he expects to get a major payday. He certainly has a lot of flaws as a defenseman but he is still very effective.

Jones has had a very interesting career so far. He was supposed to be the number two overall pick in the 2013 NHL Draft after Nathan MacKinnon went to the Colorado Avalanche. The Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning decided to pass on him as well so he fell fourth to the Nashville Predators.

Nashville is a defenseman factory so they used one of them, Seth Jones, to acquire a much-needed center. They sent him to Columbus in exchange for Ryan Johansen. It was the definition of a “hockey trade”. Each team landed something that they desperately needed. Jones has gone on to be great for the Jackets. He had a bit of an off-year on a bad Blue Jackets team but he would be worth a look for the Hawks. These three trades might get it done: