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04-11-2013, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by DrinkFightFlyers View Post
I think they would have drafted Ovie and/or Malkin. Those guys were "can't miss" prospects and IIRC had no strings attached in terms of future KHL contracts. They were in the draft and wanted to play immediately. Niuchsken or whatever is certainly a highly regarded prospect, but nowhere near the Malkin/OV level and there is that cloud around him because of the KHL contract.
Didn't Malkin have to sneak out of Russia because his team wouldn't let him leave?

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