Just to answer on the zubrus matter, Zubrus was born in Lithuania, but he was part of that Druzhba 78 team that made a splash at the junior tournament a few years back along with fellow high draft pick and NHLer Andrei Zyuzin who was born in Russia.
As much as I like thos players, most of them will never play for the underfunded Ukrainian national team because they were developed on Russian junior teams. Players like Zherdev and Babchuk, who are likely to be good enough to play for the Russian team will play for the Russian team. So this goes for any potential Ukrainian national team superstars unless Mikhonov is more than what has been repoted of him.
I remember Druzhba 78 coming to Kelowna to play our Midget teams back in like 1995. Actually the Druzhba players had to get billeted to homes here in Kelowna and we were lucky enough to have Zubrus stay with us..and one other player he was #10 dont remmebr a name, got a picture and evrything to prove it haha