Over the weekend, ESPN's Pierre LeBrun reported that the Capitals are one of six NHL teams considering invitations from the league to start the 2011-12 season overseas. The process is still in the preliminary stages and one of the possible options, LeBrun wrote, would be the Capitals playing in Moscow.
Not that it should come as much of a surprise, Alex Ovechkin said he would be pleased if Washington did get a chance to play in Russia. The Capitals have declined to comment on the possibility of playing in Europe next fall.
"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."