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Is The A-Train On Its Way To Washington?

Slam! Sports of Canada has reported that Anton Volchenkov, the NHL's preeminent shot-blocking machine, has put his Ottawa house on the market. Which can mean only one thing: the unrestricted free agent is headed to the ... Washington Capitals?

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Part of the appeal for Volchenkov — along with a lavish contract and the fact Washington is expected to be a Stanley Cup contender — figures to be that he’d be joining a team that already boasts fellow Russians Alexander Semin, Semyon Varlamov and Ovechkin.
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This topic has been debated at our very own Japers' Rink, so it's not necessarily out of the blue. But let me get this equation straight: house on the market + three Russians + Stanley Cup contender + desired enormous salary - any legitimate sources = huge contract with the Washington Capitals?

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Ladies and gents, this is why it's called a rumor.