10: His agent is still trying to figure out how much he’s worth after seeing Dennis Wideman’s deal.

9: Teams are worried that they will lose advertising revenue during powerplays if they sign a 40 goal scorer who has netted 25% of his career goals on the man advantage.

8: General manages can’t tell him and Alex Radulov apart ’cause all those damn Russians look alike.

7: Marian Hossa and Nathan Horton’s complete recoveries are assured.

6: Flames ownership finally found out how many no movement clauses they have on the books.

5: Teams just don’t want to find out how many Semin jokes local media can shoot out in one season.

4: On the shady side of 40 with a +35 contract and having played all 82 games twice Ray Whitney isreally less risky.

3:  Front offices across the NHL are engaged in a bidding war for Jay Rosehill and will worry about fitting other players into the cap structure after they acquire his services.

2.8: Because it makes much more sense to fork over your top prospects, players off your roster and draft picks for a captain abandoning his team than to sign a player the same age at 65% of the salary who has a higher career points per game.

2: The NHL has declared he can’t be signed until labor negotiations either conclude or go nuclear so no one will pay attention to the double talk of the owners.

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