The secret to getting good players is to trade.
You can eventually get Ovetchkin for someone who has an overall of 78. Lets say you want Jonathan Cheechoo for someone with an overall of 83. First
you trade him for someone with an overall of 84. Then you trade that guy for a guy with an overall of 85 and keep doing that until you get the guy you want. Sometimes the other team doesnt trade, if that happens try another team and sometimes if your lucky you will get a guy thats overall is 2 or 3 more than the guy you are trading. My brother got Tomas Vokoun for Detroits backup goalie Chris Osgood. Hope this cheat helps!