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Jay-Z's Roc Nation targets possible No. 1 pick

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07:07 AM ET 04.25 | While Jay-Z probably wasn't intending to build his sports empire around a young hockey player, landing him would no doubt be a coup. The next target for Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports banner is potential No. 1 NHL draft pick Seth Jones, according to sources. The son of Nets assistant coach and former Nuggets player Popeye Jones is already repped by CAA, Roc Nation's partner. But sources said Jay-Z's organization wants to strike a deal to be involved in the star's marketing and branding, reports The Post's Kirsten Fleming. Jones would then benefit from both sides of the CAA and Roc Nation partnership. "When Seth comes to the NHL draft [in Newark, NJ] in June, his family, agents at CAA and Roc Nation are going to have a powwow to see if he'll sign with them," a source said.

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April 25, 2013  08:45 AM ET
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Shouldn't be too hard marketing him to Florida hockey fans...

Really? What language does he speak?

April 25, 2013  08:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Shouldn't be too hard marketing him to Florida hockey fans...

I would assume that shouldn't be an issue a few years from now...

April 25, 2013  09:05 AM ET

please, that's all we need...Hip-Hop and hockey

April 25, 2013  09:08 AM ET
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please, that's all we need...Hip-Hop and hockey

+1

April 25, 2013  09:12 AM ET
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please, that's all we need...Hip-Hop and hockey

put this thread in the WGAF file

April 25, 2013  09:20 AM ET
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put this thread in the WGAF file

Yeah............times about a million.

April 25, 2013  09:31 AM ET

If Jones signs Jay Z on as an agent I would touch the kid with a ten foot Russian.

April 25, 2013  09:33 AM ET
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If Jones signs Jay Z on as an agent I would touch the kid with a ten foot Russian.

Burgh are you on some sort of local registered list?!?

I'm assuming you meant 'wouldn't'?

Agree with all here, hip hop and hockey don't mix!

April 25, 2013  09:40 AM ET

Hockey and Jay Z seems like a strange combination

April 25, 2013  09:42 AM ET

Anything and Jay Z seems like a strange combination.

April 25, 2013  09:52 AM ET
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Anything and Jay Z seems like a strange combination.

except Beyonce

April 25, 2013  09:57 AM ET
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except Beyonce

great, now what, we're going to get 4 1/2 minute versions of Oh, Canada?

April 25, 2013  10:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

please, that's all we need...Hip-Hop and hockey

It's destiny, child.

April 25, 2013  10:26 AM ET
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It's destiny, child.

please no, don't let THAT be En vogue

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April 25, 2013  11:19 AM ET
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Frankly, if the kid wants to make money, it's a no brainer. Jigga man breathes dollar signs.

IDK, other than the whole race thing, what possibly could JayZ have in common with Seth and or hockey? I think Popeye is smarter than that

April 25, 2013  11:23 AM ET
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Shouldn't be too hard marketing him to Florida hockey fans...

That moron's involvement should be sufficient reason for some teams to pass up on Seth Jones. Jay-Z @ Co. will turn the kid into a circus act. Who needs it in the NHL?

April 25, 2013  11:27 AM ET

He will become" Sethzizzle to the J" ,which will look mighty strange on the back of his uniform

 
April 25, 2013  11:33 AM ET
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great, now what, we're going to get 4 1/2 minute versions of Oh, Canada?

Complete with question mark :)

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