Heart of a Champion, Part 1: Ken Morrow

June 21st, 2010 by BC ISLEMAN Leave a reply »
(Mock drafts are a dime a dozen. The best are educated guesses. The others...? I have decided to go another way.

There will be many talented players chosen in this draft. A relative few will become regular NHL players. Fewer still will be known by that very special appellation: Champion. What separates the Champions from the good and the very good?

If anyone can be called an expert, Olympic Gold Medalist and four time Stanley Cup champion Ken Morrow can. This profile of Morrow is the first of a four part series highlighting what it takes to become a champion.

Following segments will profile Kingston Frontenacs defense man Erik Gudbranson and Portland Winterhawks forward Nino Niederreiter, two players Morrow and the NY Islander brain trust are considering for selection with their number five pick. A fourth segment will consider the importance of character in professional sports.)

Arlington. For nearly a century and a half, the name has been synonymous in America with extraordinary courage and sacrifice.

It is also literally the middle name of a man whose NHL career embodied those characteristics as well or better ...

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