Red Penguins, Free Beer, And Hard Rock

For hockey owners, the National Hockey League All-Star contest is a schmoozing extravaganza, with business often at center ice. Last February's match in Montreal was no exception. But among the wheelers and dealers on the All-Star cocktail circuit was an unlikely contingent of Russian military officers on a post-cold-war mission: Find deep-pocketed Westerners willing to bail mut the Central Red Army Hockey Club.

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