This could be for European players as well. I definitely think that they will all be over here sooner or later, probably sooner, the top prospects anyways. If the cap will indeed grow as revenues grow, it would be a piss poor financial decision to stay in Russia or Europe even one more year. For stars like Malkin and Ovechkin, who have the potential to be top players in the NHL, as revenues grow they could get up to 9/10 million dollar contracts in five or six years, something they couldn't ever touch in Russia. Sure you have to bite the bullet for a few seasons, but with 4 year contracts, the bonuses are definitely reachable. Add in the much better lifestyle and lure of North America, and I think it will be no problem getting most of these guys over.