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Sporting News, Jan. 17, 2011:
The NHL has picked the six teams it would like to send overseas for their annual season-opening games in Europe, according to ESPN.com.
The teams involved would be the Edmonton Oilers, Buffalo Sabres, New York Rangers, Washington Capitals, Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Ducks, though the plan is still in preliminary stages and none of the teams have accepted the invitations.
Alexander Ovechkin could reportedly open next season playing in his home country as the NHL has sent preliminary invites to teams for its season openers abroad.
The highlight of the lineup could be the Caps opening their season in Moscow, capital city of star Alexander Ovechkin's native Russia. The NHL would like to hold six games in six different European cities, with Moscow one of the possibilities.
via Katie Carrera, Capitals Insider:
"If it happens it's going to be pretty cool," Ovechkin said. "I'll be pretty happy and Russian guys are going to be happy. American guys, who have never been in Russia, it is going to be a great experience for them and they're going to see how beautiful Russia is."