Found April 29, 2013 on The Hockey House:
Get ready to see Erik Johnson and Seth Jones together. Oh, don’t kid yourself. The Avs need a D-man. Jones lived in Denver. Put it together. Colorado (16-25-7) beat out the Florida Panthers, will select second, for the first pick. The Tampa Bay Lightning, Nashville Predators and Carolina Hurricanes will round out the top five. Follow me on twitter, @StevenEllisNHL.  

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