As we get closer to the one month anniversary of the NHL lockout, a lot of NHL players are still getting ready for a hockey season. No they aren't suiting up with a minor league team to stay in shape. Many (almost 200 till date) will be suiting up and playing pro-hockey in Europe. Not only that, many of them are earning hundreds of thousands of dollars and even more if they are playing in Russia. Even as the majority of these players are of European descent, several North American players like Joe Thornton of the Bruins, Alex Tanguay of the Avalanche, Daniel Briere of the Sabres, Steve Reinprecht of the Flames and Jeff Halpern of the Capitals are also going to be making a living playing hockey in Europe.