https://shop.dispatch.com/signin.as...005/02/09/20050209-D3-03.html&msg=1®type=1 I know, I know... subscription required. Synopsis goes like this; Todd Marchant, NHLPA rep of the BlueJackets is no longer heading to russia after he claims his deal with AK Bars Kazan fell through. Though it may be unfounded, I think some signifigance can be found on this. The only reason I could see his deal falling through is something with money. And with NHLers seeking to go overseas as a means to stay conditioned, why would Marchant be concerned with a deal involving any sum of money when he raked it in with the Jackets last year? Also, I take into account his vocal attitude in the media as of late locally about how much he's wanted to get over to Russia as soon as possible for a conditiioning stint. Hence, It's a cover For the savy optimist... maybe it means something?