"Physically it's anywhere from four to seven games, so I don't know if that's really going to be that taxing on the body like people say it will," Sharp said Friday on "The Carmen & Jurko Show" on ESPN Chicago 1000. "As a player, the more big games and pressure situations you can be in as an individual, the better off you are in your career. For the 10 guys going over there, it's going to be some good hockey, some good games and when we all meet up again with the Blackhawks in March, we'll be better off for it."
The NHL breaks for the Olympics from Feb. 9 to Feb. 26, with competition in Sochi running from Feb. 12 to Feb. 23. The Blackhawks return from the break on Feb. 27 against the New York Rangers.
"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," Quenneville told ESPN.com Thursday. "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."