During the NHL lockout, players have two options: They could either stay home, train and hope for the best in the negotiating process, or they could look for other job opportunities overseas.
The latter option has it's positives and negatives.
On the positive end, getting high-level game action puts a player in a position to be fully fit when the work stoppage ends. On the negative side, there's always the risk of injury.
But, in the end, it's a player's prerogative to play overseas or not. And many have decided to take their talents elsewhere.
Why shouldn't they? If the NHL owners don't appreciate their abilities, someone else surely will.
Among the mob of players heading over the pond are several New York Rangers spread out between three countries in Europe.
If and when the NHL plays a season this year, it'll be interesting to see how these players perform compared to their teammates who decided to stay home and workout on their own.
For those unaware of which players have headed over, or those just looking for an update on their progress, here is a look at the New York Rangers currently playing overseas—and one who could be joining them shortly.