TORONTO — Eric Staal won the gold, the most coveted prize, but his was just one of four Olympic medals won by Hurricanes.
Tim Gleason came back from Vancouver — ever so reluctantly -- with a silver medal, and Finland's Tuomo Ruutu and Joni Pitkanen won bronze medals. No one came back empty handed.
"It was really fun," Ruutu said today of his Olympic experience. "They did a great job with everything. It was one of the best times of my life.
"Obviously you shoot for the gold. But it was not bad for Finland. It's not an every-day thing and you are proud just to be a part of the team."