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Morrow gets ready for ‘strange game’ against team that drafted him

Nov 23, 2013, 4:31 PM EDT

St. Louis Blues' Derek Roy, left, and Chris Stewart, right, celebrate a goal by Brenden Morrow, center, during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres in Buffalo, N.Y., Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. St. Louis won 4-1. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert) AP

Until recently, when you thought about Brenden Morrow, you thought about the Dallas Stars. He was drafted by them in 1997 and wore their uniform for 835 games. The 34-year-old forward spent seven years serving as their captain until the Stars traded him to the Pittsburgh Penguins during the shortened season.

Now a member of the St. Louis Blues, Morrow will play against Dallas tonight for the first time in his career.

“It’s going to be strange,” Morrow admitted to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

“I think there’s nine or 10 fresh faces over there, so it’s not like I know the whole team but it’s still some great memories of that franchise and I’m still real close with a lot of the players there. It’s going to be a strange game.”

Dallas has gotten off to a decent start this season, but it’s the Blues who have excelled with a 15-3-3 record.

Morrow has been somewhat quiet through much of that, but he showed signs of heating up on Tuesday when he found the back of the net twice against the Buffalo Sabres. The former Stars captain will play on a line with another former Dallas forward, Derek Roy.

  1. jhaegs - Nov 23, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    Hopefully that weird feeling turns into a “I wanna show them up” feeling. LGB

    • einjzmolf - Nov 23, 2013 at 4:47 PM

      Why would he need to ‘show them up’? He was traded to a contender, after waving an NTC for a chance to win a cup, since the Stars are rebuilding. He did nothing wrong to be traded, and was given an opportunity, not shipped out the door. Have you no clue what the business aspect of sports is?

      • hustleandflomax - Nov 24, 2013 at 7:40 PM

        Easy there, tiger.

  2. muckleflugga - Nov 23, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    so let me get this straight

    after years of mediocrity playing in cities where odds of winning a cup are measured in googolplex, some over-rated plug in need of self-gratification beyond that found in the post-game shower can migrate to teams only slightly less mediocre after having been assembled with the crafty skill of the draft lottery…

    is called the business of hockey…?

    look up shameless chancer in the dictionary, and you’ll find the likes of iginla and morrow every time

  3. jhaegs - Nov 23, 2013 at 7:21 PM


    You really read into my comment too much. I was saying that I hope Morrow has the right mindset during the game. Also, it doesn’t matter why someone gets traded or cut, they always want to perform well in front of their old team. Even if there’s no animosity- I hear it all the time…

  4. jhaegs - Nov 23, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    Chippy one so far!

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