The puck was last spotted sliding across center ice at Staples Center while the Kings were in the corner celebrating their Game 6, clinching victory. A video shows the chunk of rubber then being casually flipped into the air and in the giant glove of the New Jersey Devils' Patrik Elias.
The puck has not been seen since.
Elias' agent says his client is on vacation and unreachable. The Devils say they don't know anything about anything. The NHL says it will launch an investigation only if the Kings request it.
This week, the increasingly frustrated Kings are going to request it.
"This is a big deal," said Luc Robitaille, the Kings' president of business operations. "We've got to get that puck back."
He doesn't know what happened to the puck? He's full of **it.
Exactly. And why didn't anyone ask the question as to why he picked it up to begin with? Go console your teammates, shake hands and GTFO the ice. Why it occurred to him to actually go and grab the puck if not to take it or give it to someone else, is beyond me. Tell the truth, at least.
My ass he doesn't know where it went. Enough of this petty crap. The NHL should fine players who do this kind of crap. First Pronger now Elias. This is an important puck for the history of the team, as it was to Chicago. They deserve it to have it.