As Stars captain Brenden Morrow took the ice today you could tell there was an extra bounce in his step. He says he's still on a high after he and his Canadian teamates won gold over Team USA in Vancouver. "To get gold was huge to do it at home in front of friends family it made it that much more special," said Morrow, "so its a dream come true."
Basking in the glow of winning, Morrow did a classy thing in the locker room. We in the media asked him to show it off for us but he would only do so outside the locker, so as not to disrespect his American teammates. Although Morrow admitted if the tables were turned, he would have been in for it, "I would have heard a lot about it from neihbors and teammates had we not come up with the gold medal."
Morrow was expecting pranks after his golden performance and it didn't take long for him to figure out what it would be. Upon returning to his home, he found dozens and dozens of American flags planted in his yard. A not so subtle reminder that while his roots may be north of the border his primary home now is right here in the good ole U-S-of-A.
And goalie Marty Turco says the fun may not be over, "I think we're going to steal his gold medal and paint it. Naw, just kiddin'. That'd be rude," said Turco.
Morrow not the only Stars player flashing olympic hardward. Forward Jere Lehtinen won a bronze medal for team Finland. Its his fourth Olympic medal, as many as any other hockey player in the history of the games. "You know all medals are great," said Lehtinen, "of course you wish to get gold but still getting bronze its great."
Lehtinen and Morrow now both focused on bringing some of their Olympic success back to Dallas. "That was a lot of fun a great experience," said Morrow, "but its back to business now."