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Audio: NHL scouting director and top prospects Jones, MacKinnon get ready for draft

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From left, Nathan MacKinnon, Aleksander Barkov, Hunter Shinkaruk, Sean Monahan, Jonathan Drouin, Zach Fucale, Seth Jones, Darnell Nurse.

By John Vogl

WEEHAWKEN, N.J. -- With the New York skyline as a backdrop, some of the NHL's top prospects summed up their feelings as they head toward the draft Sunday.

Seth Jones, a former Denver resident, knows it would be a great story if Colorado picks him first. The Avalanche, though, are looking toward Nathan MacKinnon. He's trying not to think about it.

To hear from them and Dan Marr, the NHL's director of Central Scouting, click the audio files below.

Dan Marr

Seth Jones

Nathan MacKinnon


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