NHL Lockout 2012: Superstars Fans Should Be Watching Overseas This Season

November 27th, 2012 by Patrick Clarke Leave a reply »
Instead of entertaining millions of North American hockey fans this holiday season, the NHL is tormenting its supporters with an ongoing lockout that shows no signs of ending.

On Monday it was reported that both the league and the players' union have agreed to work with a mediator, just days after the NHL announced the cancellation of regular season games through mid-December plus January's All-Star Game in Columbus.

With little if any progress having been made this fall, NHL fans would be wise to focus their attention overseas, where a plethora of locked-out superstars are showcasing the very skills that have made the NHL so popular.

Let's take a look at a trio of superstars that fans should be watching this season. 


Evgeni Malkin, Metallurg Magnitogorsk, Russia

Pittsburgh Penguins' stud center Evgeni Malkin is looking right at home in the Kontinental Hockey League this season, playing for Metallurg Magnitogorsk in his native Russia. 

The reigning Hart Memorial Trophy winner (awarded to the NHL's league MVP) has been setting up teammates at an incredible rate, assisting 22 tim ...

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