So here's a question: Are there any rules against young players from other leagues (Russia, Junior, etc) joining NHL teams for the stretch drives and playoffs once their leagues' seasons end? I remeber Tikkanen doing this so many years ago. How about a guy like Malkin helping Pitt once the RSL season ends in March/April? How about Schremp giving a PP booster shot to my Oilers during their last minute scrambles to make the final playoff spot? There are a few players that would be responsible/ mature enough to jump into a playoff drive, but with new CBA restrictions such as the salary cap and earlier trade deadline, maybe some of these players become the best options to provide affordable infusions of skill and youthful enthusiasm? The partial season would not count against the 7 years to unrestricted free agency since less than 40 games would be played. Any hockey lawyers out there?