Thread: Confirmed with Link: Seth Jones officially signs.
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07-13-2013, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Legionnaire11 View Post
There is a slight Jay-Z connection there... I've been convincing myself that it's nothing, that there isn't anything more to worry about with Seth Jones than with any other prospect.

But when you look at the connections...
-Jay-Z has a sports marketing and agency that is connected with Seth's agent.
-Jay-Z has hinted that his firm wants to represent Seth.
-Jay-Z is owner of the Brooklyn Nets and is tied to Barclays Center.
-Barclays Center is the new home of the Islanders.

I know... don't panic, don't worry about it... but there is some small, tiny bit of potential somewhere in there for Seth to be demanding a trade to the Isles after his ELC.

/conspiracy theory
Jay-Z divested himself of the Nets to launch Roc Nation Sports (conflict of interest since he represents Durant and a few other NBA players).

And the Islanders as a desirable hockey destination are somewhere between Nashville and an outdoor rink in Clinton, Mississippi. We might have problems retaining him long-term, but not because his agent's boss' boss wants him in New York.

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