Ovechkin wants player meeting on 2014 Olympic participation - NHL - Yahoo! Canada Sports Personally I love this, I think it's so stupid that the NHL doesn't want to send it's NHL players to the Olympics after 2010. I love how one of the biggest names in the NHL is stepping up and saying that he's going to play in the Olympics in 2014 no matter what. I think players should be allowed to represent their country in the Olympics even if the NHL makes a rule saying it's not allowing them to play. With that being said I wouldn't be surprise if stupid ass Bettman fines players for this. If he does it will be one of the biggest mistakes he'll ever make as a commish, and that's saying a lot because this douche has already made some big ones. Thoughts?