Doughty’s golden moment: one year later
Do you remember where you were last Feb. 28? Probably not, but you would remember if you were Drew Doughty. It’s now been almost exactly a full year since Doughty was on the ice in Vancouver when Sidney Crosby scored the overtime goal that beat the United States in the Olympic gold-medal game. Doughty got his gold medal and then, at the urging of teammates, skated around the rink with a giant Canadian flag. Doughty didn’t specifically remember his gold-medal anniversary date, but shared his thoughts today…
DOUGHTY: “It’s gone by quick. Not that I’ve forgotten about it, but obviously it doesn’t cross my mind. It would be kind of cool if the Olympics were going again, because it was a lot of fun and I had a great time being there.”
Question: The medal is back home?
DOUGHTY: “Yeah, back home in Canada. After we won, I gave it to my mom, because I didn’t want to lose it or do anything stupid with it. So she took it home and, I think, is just keeping it in a safe. I think if I displayed it at my house, someone might break in, so I think I might just keep it in a safe place.”
Question: It’s kind of weird, isn’t it? You have this gold medal, but you can’t do much with it…
DOUGHTY: “Yeah. You want to be able to display it and show people, but at the same time, you can’t trust that no one is going to steal it.”