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Nick Foligno Fires Shots at Young Blackhawks Players After Loss

Published November 27, 2023 at 8:30
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The Chicago Blackhawks, struggling at the bottom of the Central Division, recently faced criticism from within, notably from assistant captain Nick Foligno.

Veteran Nick Foligno Criticizes Young Teammates



Nick Foligno, a seasoned NHL player now with the Blackhawks, expressed his concerns about the team's younger players following a defeat to the St. Louis Blues. Foligno, addressing the media, emphasized the need for more commitment from his younger teammates.

"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 Blackhawks' roster includes three teenagers, notably Connor Bedard, the 18-year-old top draft pick and the league's youngest player, and eight players who are 21 or younger. Foligno's comments were directed at this group, highlighting a perceived lack of motivation and urgency.

"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."


The team's recent performance, including a loss to the Blues and six defeats in their last seven games, has brought these issues to the forefront. Connor Bedard, despite being a high-performing rookie with 10 goals and 7 assists in 18 games, was particularly noted for his performance in the recent loss.

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