Ovechkin wants NHL players to meet

Updated: September 10, 2009, 8:12 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

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

"Everybody wants to go over there. The Russians want to go for sure over there," Ovechkin said of the Games in Sochi, Russia. "[Ilya] Kovalchuk, [Evgeni] Malkin, I know that."

The NHL, however, is not committed to having its players take part in the Games past next year's event in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Ovechkin was speaking ...

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