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Jones set to make father proud in NHL draft

Updated: June 14, 2013, 3:28 PM ET
Associated Press

By chance, Ronald "Popeye" Jones bumped into Joe Sakic in the weight room of the arena in Denver way back when.

It shouldn't have been a big deal. After all, Jones' Denver Nuggets and Sakic's Colorado Avalanche shared the Pepsi Center.

Jones, a 6-foot-8 power forward, had more than casual conversation in mind for their first meeting almost 13 years ago, though. He told Sakic, a two-time Stanley Cup winner, that he had two young boys who wanted to play hockey and no clue how to help ...

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