Winter Olympics 2014: NHL continues talks with Sochi officials

Julian Finney

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly met with key members of the 2014 Sochi Olympics committee. As of this time, the NHL has not yet agreed to allow its players to participate in the games.

The NHL met with the International Ice Hockey Federation and the Sochi Organizing Committee this week in an attempt to further discussions about involving professional players in the 2014 Olympic Games.

While an agreement has yet to be made, the talks appeared to be productive. Taking place over the last two days, the meetings involved NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly making visits to the hockey venues, Olympic Village and other key infrastructure involved with the event.

In addition, he met with the organizing committee, the IIHF and several IOC representatives.

This development is another step in getting the NHL to allow it's players to participate in the games. Last month, the NHL met with the NHLPA, IOC and IIHF to discuss the matter and IIHF president Rene Fasel stated during that time that he hoped an agreement could be in place by May.

The Sochi Games are scheduled to begin on Feb. 7, 2014.

More in the NHL:

Behold: Claude Julien face

Suspension for Corey Perry?

Why Sens fans love Chris Neil

All the NHL trade rumors

The best of our hockey network

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.