Canada PM wants NHL stars in Sochi

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is urging NHL Commissioner Gary
Bettman to let the league’s stars play in the Sochi Olympics.

Harper says he speaks for all Canadians who want to see the
country’s top players don the maple leaf at the Winter Games next
year. NHL players have been part of the Olympics since 1998 in
Nagano, Japan.

The league is mulling whether it is worth shutting down its
season for a few weeks to allow its players to take part.

The NHL, International Olympic Committee, International Ice
Hockey Federation and NHL Players’ Association met earlier this
year to discuss the matter.