Ovechkin wants player meeting on 2014 Olympic participation

The Canadian Press

9/10/2009 4:55:42 PM

TORONTO - Washington Capitals sniper Alexander Ovechkin says he wants a meeting of NHL players to talk about participating in the 2014 Olympics.

Says Ovechkin: "Everybody wants to go over there. The Russians want to go for sure."

The NHL is not committed to having its players take part in the Games past 2010.

Last year's leading goal-scorer also wants some answers about the NHL Players' Association's recent decision to fire executive director Paul Kelly.

Ovechkin says he wants to talk to Caps player rep Brooks Laich to find out why the move was made.