Just to get a discussion going. If we impose a hard cap like the owners want, will we continue to attract the same level of player to the NHL? If a young Russian, say Ovechkin, is offered a contract making comparable money in Russia vs the NHL maximum rookie contract, why would he want to play in North America? Many here would like nothing better than to see the NHL's European players leave, the Don Cherry's of HF. But seriously, with all the expansion teams, we barely have enough talent to fill thirty NHL teams with decent quality players as it is. The European leagues are still pretty far from being able to compensate their players like the NHL, but they have been getting better and better.