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Elias and Havlat were at the Barcelona-Real Madrid game on Sunday

Oct 8, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT

Courtesy agent Allan Walsh (via, here’s a picture of NHL veterans (and Walsh clients) Patrik Elias and Martin Havlat attending Sunday’s “El Clásico” soccer match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Nou Camp.


Elias (left, wearing the Barcelona jersey) and Havlat (right, dressed like a country club tennis pro) got to watch Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo score a pair of goals each in a 2-2 draw.

According to Walsh, who upon tweeting the photo was quickly inundated with the following replies…


…the picture was sent to him along with the note “we’d rather be playing hockey.”

  1. waye09 - Oct 8, 2012 at 5:17 PM

    So, they should be hard at work negotiating with bettman or something?

  2. vindicatus - Oct 8, 2012 at 6:11 PM

    Neither one of these guys are on the negotiating committee. Well, Elias isn’t at least. Blame Bettman, the cabal of owners, and Fehr.

  3. charleslouis99 - Oct 8, 2012 at 6:39 PM

    what is the big deal about soccer? its not even that exciting

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