in first 2 or 3 rounds ever again. As is, the first Russian didnt go until 3rd round this year. If another Ovechicken or Malkin turns up, I would trade the pick if I smelled even a hint of trouble getting him over. This could hurt Russian players. The Russian teams wish to be greedy over a handful of elite players when they fail to see they will lose alot more money over the bulk of average players who will now be replaced by other countries players instead of being signed by NHL teams. So now instead of collecting fees on quite a few guys, you might only collect on a couple. Shortsighted and Dumb move by Russia. NHL teams dont need the headache Russia teams now provide.