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Patrik Elias set to give the Kings their Stanley Cup puck back

Jun 28, 2012, 7:43 PM EDT

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New Jersey Devils forward Patrik Elias denied puck burglary on Wednesday, but for one reason or another, he’s going to give the Los Angeles Kings’ their Stanley Cup puck back. Rich Hammond reports it as so, along with Elias’ excuse: it was in his equipment bag.

Patrik Elias will return the Game 6 puck to the Kings. He apparently found it in his equipment bag after he returned from vacation.

In the grand scheme of things, the most important part of the story is that the Kings are going to get a part of their history back. Considering the fact that the franchise had been Cup-less before this year despite being founded in 1967, it’s understandable that the Kings were getting a little anxious.

So let me ask the fun question, then: did Elias return the puck after honestly stumbling upon it or did he give in to that guilt? If it’s the latter instead of the former, we might as well call this “The Tale of the Tell-Tale Puck.”

  1. ravenscaps48 - Jun 28, 2012 at 7:54 PM

    That’ll be nice of him to do that… In the Verizon Center, we have a display containing the NBA Championship Trophy, The Net, and The Ball… I like to see stuff like that. So hopefully they’ll do the same thing at the Staples Center for the Kings

    • atb4 - Jun 28, 2012 at 8:04 PM

      What do they have in there for the Caps’ Stanley Cup wins?
      Oh wait…

      • ravenscaps48 - Jun 28, 2012 at 8:42 PM

        That’s cool… How old are you, twelve?

      • atb4 - Jun 28, 2012 at 10:16 PM

        No, 26

      • stakex - Jun 28, 2012 at 10:29 PM

        Thats even worse….

      • atb4 - Jun 28, 2012 at 10:30 PM

        It’s an internet message board joke. Calm down…

  2. snipedanglecelly13 - Jun 28, 2012 at 8:12 PM

    Who cares lol it’s a dam puck. They have a bunch of pucks made for that game 6 let him keep it if he wants and give kings another one!

  3. vokounviolatesvirginvag - Jun 28, 2012 at 8:19 PM

    this theif should play for philthadelphia

  4. sjsharks66 - Jun 28, 2012 at 8:33 PM

    Lol it’s a puck ^
    Calm down

  5. tampabayirish - Jun 28, 2012 at 10:21 PM

    Elias took the puck. What a dick thing to do. I used to have respect for the guy as a great two way hockey player. Not anymore. Although I am glad someone shamed him into giving it back. Jerk.

  6. comradeast - Jun 28, 2012 at 10:35 PM

    You should be ashamed to admit you’re a Lightning fan.

    Tampa carries as much respect as Columbus.

    • ron05342 - Jun 29, 2012 at 12:01 AM

      Tampa Bay has a Stanley Cup championship, you need to get your head out of your ass.

  7. knowsfirsthand - Jun 28, 2012 at 10:35 PM

    He’s a liar. In this world of cover your ass at any cost, he is a prime example. Lie until you get caught and then lie some more.
    He now fits in perfectly with the likes of Charlie Sheen and Lindsay Lohan. All over a puck.

  8. blomfeld - Jun 28, 2012 at 11:41 PM

    “Invite the thief to the River Jordan and there where the current is strongest, push him in, so that he may drown like the rat which he is” …

    Friends, regardless of however you choose to slice this, the fact remains that Elias is a filthy thief. What he did was inexcusably wrong and he will be made to pay for his cowardly and malicious actions … make no mistake about that. Nonetheless, his “vermin-like” behavior at the conclusion of Game 6 did positively nothing to detract from the “greatness and brilliance” which was our LA Kings in 2012 !

  9. vindicatus - Jun 29, 2012 at 12:36 AM

    Maybe it’s not even the “real” (as if there were only one used) game 6 puck. Why would Elias want to keep a losing puck when he’s been on two cup winning teams?

    I bet it’s a fake puck that he’s just giving LA to get them to stop whining about where their damn puck is. If it were so important to them, they should have made sure to keep track of it.

    It will be nice not to have to hear about puck-gate anymore.

  10. blomfeld - Jun 29, 2012 at 1:25 AM

    *** Just recently at an LA King’s “people’s” trial ***

    Judge: So what say you to the charge, that you sir, are a malicious and disingenuous thief ?

    Vindicatus: I ain’t done nothing wrong, I swear man !

    Judge: And what say to to the charge, that you sir, sport the tail and whiskers of a human rat ?

    Vindicatus: I ain’t got that stuff ! … hey man, like what’s going on here ?

    Judge: Very well then … the court hereby finds you guilty of thievery … if you please guards …

    Vindicatus” Hey man, take it easy … I never really did like that Elias anyway !

    Guards: shut up you liar ! … KAPOW ! … KABOOM ! … KAZAM !

  11. bcjim - Jun 29, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    How would they know if this puck was not just any old puck?

    • cardsandbluesforever - Jun 29, 2012 at 2:56 PM

      that’s what im thinking. he’s probably sending them some random puck from the game to shut them up. after he retires he’ll probably say ” oh i never sent them the real puck, i got that right here” and put it up for auction.

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