Blackhawks Forward Nick Foligno Calls Out Youngsters Following Embarassing Loss

Published November 27, 2023 at 0:52
BY SAMER
     

Nick Foligno Takes A Shot At Young Players After Bad Loss



Struggling with a 6-13-0 record, the Chicago Blackhawks find themselves at the bottom of the Central Division. After a challenging 4-2 loss to the Blues at home on Sunday, assistant captain Nick Foligno, a seasoned 17-year NHL veteran in his first season with the Blackhawks, directed his remarks toward the team's young players.

"Twenty games in you kind of understand the league a little bit or you should...there's got to be a little bit more of a commitment to that."




The Chicago roster currently includes three teenagers, with Connor Bedard, the top overall draft pick, being the youngest at 18. Additionally, eight players are aged 21 or under. Foligno, addressing the media after the loss to St. Louis, highlighted a perceived lack of motivation within the young group, emphasizing the need for an attitude adjustment.

"Your hair should be on fire this whole year...you could be a big part of building this and being a part of the future of this."


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The recent defeat marked the Blackhawks' sixth loss in their last seven games, coinciding with Bedard going without a point and finishing the night with a -1 rating. Despite a solid rookie campaign where he has scored 10 goals and contributed seven assists over 18 games, the team faces challenges that Foligno believes can be addressed through a change in mindset among the younger players.

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