Though nothing is certain, and a deal is not final, NHL players hope to play in 2014
With one final flick, Sidney Crosby's 2010 overtime goal won Canada the gold medal and elicited national pride to the host country.
But will it stand as the last goal scored by an NHL player in the Olympics?
The nasty labor dispute long settled, the NHL can now focus on another lingering issue that needs a quick resolution. The NHL and NHL Players' Association have yet to agree with the IOC and the International Ice Hockey Federation to participate in the 2014 Sochi Olympics.