David Krejci adjusting to regular game after Olympics
Players from NHL went to represent their countries while the league shut itself down and is now in serious talks about ending NHL participation in the Olympics. Boston Bruins center David Krejci is among the players that had a memorable time in the Olympics as he represented the Czech Republic team, who lost against USA in the quarter finals.
Participating in the Olympics is no ordinary feat as it requires an even more intensive and demanding schedule. The players have to overcome jet lag, work with new players and undergo exhausting team practice. Naturally, they are tired when they come back to their home team in NHL.
From Sochi to home, Krejci had to go up against jet lag of nine hours, exhausting travel and on top of that he was tired from playing. Now all those effects are coming back to him. He might be back at home and practicing games like always, but the fact remains that he is still coming around from the Olympics and has a lot of adjusting to do before he gets back into shape.
“The first day on the ice today, I was really tired. I'm not going to hide that. We still have two days, so hopefully I'll be ready to go [vs. Buffalo]. It was fun,” Krejci said.” The ending wasn’t what I was hoping for, obviously. But there were so many good teams, but it was a great experience. My mom was there with me, so it was great.”
He added that the playing at Sochi was a wonderful experience and the scenic beauty intensified the experience.
“The weather was good. I think it was in the 50’s the entire time we were there. The arenas were beautiful. The ice wasn’t as good as I expected it to be, but it was the same for everybody else.”