Alexander Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin Will Be at Olympics in 2014

November 21st, 2009 by Jeff Ferris Leave a reply »
To play or not to play...that is the question at hand regarding the participation of NHLers.

In particular and in this case, we will be talking about Alexander Ovechkin, who has up to this point been the most outspoken player concerning being a part of the 2014 Winter Olympics at Sochi, in the country of his birth, Russia.

Ovechkin, who is regarded as the best player in the world by many, and one of the purest goal scorers in recent history [and perhaps all-time...only time will tell...], has said that he is prepared to leave the NHL if he is prohibited from participating in the Olympics in his country of origin.

As of this moment, there has been no decision as to whether NHL players will be permitted to participate by the league.

It has been suggested that if 2014 were in Vancouver, that there would be no question as to whether the NHL would give permission to it's players to play.

But that is for another day.

Here is an excerpt from an interview with Ovechkin, taken from

[RT= Ovechkin]

RT: 'Unfortunately we don’t know whether the NHL player ...

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