The 'Yotes organization asked the Wild fan who caught the puck to give it back. They gave him a Wild puck in return.
I'm sorry, but I don't like that idea at all and I don't think I would have given it up. Would you?
And the fan did exactly what to deserve more than a puck in return? I would have offered the puck to the team...its part of NHL history, and whether it goes to Boucher or to the Hall of Fame, I certainly wouldn't stand in the way of it getting its rightful place. Any organization would've done the same.
Congrats to Boucher, and Phoenix and all the Phoenix fans!
Edit: Demmit, spelled it wrong. Sorry to all those in Arizona.
Thanks Vic. The hardcore fans in Arizona are loving this, and this is huge in the aspect that it is raising awareness of the great game of hockey for people in Arizona who haven't been exposed to it yet. Great timing with the new arena & all.