CALGARY, FEB. 21 -- Washington Capitals General Manager David Poile said today he is not so sure any Soviet hockey players will be allowed to join National Hockey League teams this season, even if an agreement is reached between the NHL and the Soviet federation.

Negotiations still are going on here and, by the end of the week, the Soviets are expected to supply a list of about 10 players whom they will be willing to let play in the NHL.

But Poile said today it was his understanding that if a player is on an NHL team's reserve list, but started his season playing on a European team that competed in a league, he will not be able to play in the NHL until the 1988-89 season.

"In my opinion, they {the Soviets} are not really allowed to play this year," said Poile, "unless the league is going to make an exception. That's something we'd like to have some discussion on."

Two of the top Soviet players, defensemen Viacheslav Fetisov and Alexei Kasatonov, are expected to be on the Soviets' list of 10, and both have been drafted by the Capitals' Patrick Division rivals, the New Jersey Devils, who still have a shot at the playoffs.

However, Alan Eagleson, executive director of the NHL Players Association, who is negotiating with the Soviets, said the union had never really agreed with that rule and "I hope we won't get caught up in technicalities . . . These people are very serious about this and they want to make a deal. So do we."

Poile, in town to scout the Olympic tournament, also said he has not made a decision on the status of U.S. right wing Steve Leach after the Games. Last week, Poile said Leach has a chance to the join the Capitals right after the Games, but with the team now on a six-game winning streak, "things change. I'll be watching him closely, and then we'll decide."Bobsled Postponed Again

The final two heats of the bobsled were postponed again today because of poor track conditions caused by windblown sand and warm weather. Several countries said similarly poor conditions had spoiled the first two rounds on Saturday and the Swiss filed a formal protest, saying the race should be started from scratch, with two runs each on Monday and Tuesday. Six other nations, including the United States and Soviet Union, filed similar objections with the bobsled federation.

However, federation president Klaus Kotter said the protests were rejected.

Today, 28 of 41 sleds went down the course before the bobsled became the seventh event here postponed by erratic weather. Bobsled officials said if weather interferes again Monday, medals will be awarded based on the first two runs Saturday. A Soviet sled driven by Ianis Kipours leads the defending gold medalist, Wolfgang Hoppe of East Germany, by less than a second.A Duel Decided

Most Canadians seemed to agree that Brian Boitano's victory over host-country hero Brian Orser was completely legitimate.

The headline on Calgary Sun columnist Larry Tucker's story said it all: "He lost fair 'n' square."

"Canada's perfect ending never finished," Tucker wrote. "Orser was good . . . Trouble is, Brian Boitano was that infinitesimal bit better."