Zdeno Chara, David Krejci reflect on the Olympic experience

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When Patrice Bergeron, Loui Eriksson, and Tuukka Rask return to the Bruins, they will come back with medals, with an Olympic experience that ended with their teams among the three best in the world. For Zdeno Chara and David Krejci, players who saw their teams knocked out before the medal round, their Olympics were a bit different.

Participating in the Olympics? “Amazing,” as Chara called it. Their finishes in the tournament? Less so.

Still, Chara was full of praise for Sochi – even the often-knocked accommodations, of which he said, “It didn’t feel at all like you were somewhere in Russia.

“Every Olympics are very special, but this Olympics were, I would say, amazing,” said Chara, who carried the flag for Slovakia in the Opening Ceremony.

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