Originally written on Section 303  |  Last updated 8/27/12
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News broke this past weekend that Dynamo Moscow of the KHL would try to sign Alexander Ovechkin were there to be a lockout when the collective bargaining agreement between the NHL and NHLPA expires on September 15.You may remember in 2004-05, when the NHL became the first major professional sports league in North America to cancel an entire season, many players traveled overseas to lace up their skates. Nashville Predators back-up netminder Chris Mason was one of those players.“It was kind of making the best of a tough situation,” Mason recalled. “But it was an experience that I really cherish. I got to go live in Norway for a year and I look back fondly on that. ”As he should. Mason suited up for Vålerenga and went on to lead the league in goals against average (1.79). He then backstopped them to a Norwegian Championship title, posting a 10-1 record with a 2.01 GAA during the playoffs.Other than Norway’s UPC-ligaen, options for locked out NHL players include the KHL in Russia, SM-L...
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