Honestly, I did not mean to do that," Amy insisted.
"He just rolled his eyes and skated away," she added, laughing at the memory. No, Seth said, and the unspoken "thankfully" is a given. Of course, Seth, 19, the reason that Amy has relocated to Tennessee, as he begins his NHL career.
But no matter how inviting the family is, nothing compares to being able to come home and have your mother to share a movie with or to remind you to clean your room or, as is the case on this day, to get your hair cut.
"I don't think he wants to be like me, I think he looks up to me when it comes to hockey, though."Over the years, and certainly now, attending all the home games, Amy has become a fan and, Seth joked, more than that -- an expert."On pretty much every aspect of the game," he said.
One former NHL coach noted that what sets Jones apart from lots of defensemen and certainly other young players is his confidence to not press the puck into dangerous areas.
If he's leading a rush and doesn't see an opportunity, he'll reverse the flow, curl back and wait for something better."He's been really good," Trotz added.
They agreed, then, that if things unfolded as they hoped, Amy would live with Seth for the first three years of his career."It was more of a 'ha-ha' kind of thing," Seth insisted. "OK, 'young adult.'"When discussion turns to Caleb and how his adjustment to life with the U. national team development program might not have been as easy as Seth's and how Amy has made a couple of visits to make sure Caleb is doing OK, Seth joked that he never got that attention.
But as he got older, he realized that, from his perspective at least, three years was going to be way too long, so there has been a modification, a renegotiation of the pinky promise, so that the plan is that Amy and Seth will continue to live together for the first two years of his career. But it is clear the younger brother greatly admires Seth's accomplishments.