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Concern About NHL Teams That Have A Large Amount Of Olympic Players

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

There's certainly an amount of pride attached to the fact you're an NHL team sending the most Olympians to Sochi.

That can only signal that you've got a lot of good players on your team.

But there's also the cold reality of what that entails: a large number of players traveling halfway across the world and coming back possibly fatigued after the Olympic break.

The Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues lead the NHL with 10 Sochi-bound players each. They're not ignoring the ramifications of that.

"It's a good question," Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville told ESPN.com Thursday. "People are asking us how we're going to deal with our team going into the Olympic break. I don't see that being a problem. What I say is, how are we going to be coming out of it? I think rest is going to be very important. Days off."


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SYF's avatar

Now, they’re just writing silly things.  When Yzerman, Shanahan, Chelios, and Hull won their medals, they all said they came back hungrier and more determined to win the Cup.  It rejuvenated them.

Posted by SYF from Twerkin' with Anastasia Ashley on 01/09/14 at 01:17 PM ET

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