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Is Volchenkov Headed To Washington?

from Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun,

The A-Train appears to be getting ready for departure.

Five weeks before the opening of the NHL’s unrestricted free agent market, sources have confirmed that Senators defenceman Anton Volchenkov has put his Ottawa house up for sale.

All signs point to Washington as his next destination.

Talk is the Capitals are prepared to offer Volchenkov a salary in the $5 million-range, which would be a $1.8-million raise from his 2009-10 stipend. There is also the belief that the Caps will have star winger Alex Ovechkin call his comrade and sell him on moving to the D.C. area.

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Claude from Colorado's avatar

Well if the Ottawa Sun is reporting it…

Posted by Claude from Colorado on 05/23/10 at 05:18 AM ET

Hippy Dave's avatar

5 million for Volchenkov?  What?!?

Truly the world has gone mad.  What a terrible idea.

Posted by Hippy Dave from Portland by way of Detroit on 05/23/10 at 06:07 AM ET

edillac's avatar

what’s Pavel doing? he should be talking to Volchenkov,while Kenny finds a way to get rid of Cleary and Stuart

Posted by edillac from isolation on 05/23/10 at 08:56 AM ET

Evilpens's avatar

It’s Don Brennan!! He makes Ektard Look intelligent

Posted by Evilpens on 05/23/10 at 11:35 AM ET

Baroque's avatar

what’s Pavel doing? he should be talking to Volchenkov,while Kenny finds a way to get rid of Cleary and Stuart

Posted by edillac on 05/23/10 at 06:56 AM ET

No trade clauses. They’re going nowhere.

Posted by Baroque from Michigan on 05/23/10 at 11:56 AM ET

Moq's avatar

5 million for Volchenkov?  What?!?

A glorified shotblocker potentially making five million, it doesn’t make sense to me either. Someone will offer him that kind of money and end up disappointed. I just hope it isn’t the Penguins.

Posted by Moq from Denmark on 05/23/10 at 12:07 PM ET

Da lil Guy's avatar

Don Brennan needs to be taken with a grain of salt, but Washington does seem like a likely destination.

It’s tough as a Sens fan to see someone Ottawa developed leave for nothing, but despite Volchenkov’s shot blocking and checking prowess, $5 million is a lot for a guy who brings nothing offensively.

Posted by Da lil Guy from Guelph, Ontario on 05/23/10 at 07:05 PM ET

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