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Eklund's site today:
Monday Morning Rumors
Everywhere I turn someone is telling me that Modano is seriously considering Ottawa. Also Gary Roberts and Joe Niewendyke may both move to Ottawa.

Um - unless these guys want to play for a million each, I don't see how in the world Ottawa can sign them and be under the cap.

Modano would have a huge impact on this team. We haven't had a legit number 1 centre since Yashin left - hold the jokes - and while Spezza could run with it, the team would love to have him in the number 2 spot.

I just don't see it happening though - they have $23,624,894 committed already to 10 players. Fisher, Martin Havlat, Marian Hossa, Chris Neil, Martin Prusek, Jason Spezza, Antoine Vermette, Anton Volchenkov, Todd White, and Langfeld as restricted.

Hossa $4 million
Havlat $2.0 million
Spezza $1.5 million
Fisher, Vermette, Volchenkov about a million per.

Add 7 more players at $500,000 per to fill the roster and you have about a $38 million payroll.

Buying out Smolinski will give you a couple million to play with but Modano's going to command at least $5 million if he's picking his team and more likely 6 or more on the open market.

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