We’ll here’s a video with a rumor that could be a topic for the next 5 years. Well, it’s not really a rumor considering it’s coming from source himself, Alex Ovechkin. The NHL is unsure if it will be taking part in the 2014 Winter Olympics that will be held in Russia. If NHL players are not taking part, Ovechkin says he will leave the NHL so that he can take part.
If the Olympics were being held in North America, there is no doubt that NHL players would be playing in it. The NHL has stated many times that it wants to grow the sport internationally, and there is no bigger stage than the Olympics.