Source: European openers to go on

Updated: January 17, 2009, 5:53 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

The NHL will continue to send teams to Europe to kick off its regular season, and the world's best players will meet in the 2011 World Cup of Hockey now that the league and players' association have reached a compromise on how revenues from those international efforts will be divvied up, ESPN.com has learned.

Those international events -- important to the league's efforts to increase a worldwide presence and generate revenue -- were in jeopardy because the two sides could not agree on ...

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