Not that Columbus will be in the position to draft him (we always get screwed in the lottery) and not that he wouldn't want to play in Cbus, but IF, IF... what TBJF mentioned would be the case, that could really set this team up.
Can you imagine the return they could get for Ovechkin if they drafted him and were forced to trade him? That could be quite the windfall.
Indeed, I was going to make a thread about this very subject on the trade boards, but I was going to wait till after the WJC to see where the player's chips fall.
Olesz is looking like the best option after #1. Sounds like he is turning into quite the player, plus there's no fake army BS to worry about. But, his name is Rostislav too...do we have two Rusty's then?
Edit: BTW, I think Tverdosky is making around 1.5 million for playing in the RSL. Some of the money is there.