NHL: 13 Players Who Could Stay Overseas, Even If the NHL Comes Back Soon

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NHL: 13 Players Who Could Stay Overseas, Even If the NHL Comes Back Soon
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With the NHL lockout dragging on, more than 100 hockey players have headed to Europe to stay in shape and earn some money while their regular employers refuse to let them play.

At the beginning of the lockout, Russian-born winger Alex Ovechkin said if the lockout drags on too long, and the NHL's pay cuts are too steep, he and a number of other players may just decide to stay in Europe.

While this was more or less an empty threat for most players who have long-term contracts, even European-born ones, there are some players who may try to stay closer to home if the circumstances are right.

Here is a look at 13 players who may be thinking about such a move. Again, remember in the case of players with long-term contracts, this is most likely lockout rhetoric.

If you feel I left somebody out, feel free to add to the list or comment on the people I included. Keep in mind that only a very small number of these players may actually move.

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