Holy Cow! Chicago Blackhawks Fans Could Get Game Two Puck Back For Cool $50,000

Fans of the Chicago Blackhawks were able to savor a whole summer of cavorting about with the Stanley Cup, but we never were able to lay our hands on the winning puck from Game 2 of the series that made it all happen. That's because, as you may well recall, Philadelphia Flyers defenseman (and arch-villain of that glorious championship) Chris Pronger swiped it from the ice immediately after the Blackhawks won 2-1. Since then, only Frodo's ring has been relatively more sought after than the black rubber disc in question.

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Well, the good news is: We can get it back. The bad news: Pronger wants cold, hard cash -- to be donated to charity, of course. The story hit today that local Chicago restaurant Harry Caray's had offered the Philly stickman $50,000 for the Game Six Stanley Cup clinching puck, which Pronger claims he doesn't have. His reply:

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If they want to give me 50-grand, I'll donate it to charity. You get me their name and number and I'll do it.
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Uh, Chris, you know they have a website, right? Anyway, the deal seems like a win-win to us. We get our puck back -- well, figuratively speaking at least. One would assume dinner at the aforementioned eatery would be required to view it, but at least the puck would be in Chicago and, hey, the food at Harry Caray's is pretty good. Meanwhile, some presumably deserving charity would get an infusion of cash, and we'd finally be able to put this story to bed.

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One story that doesn't appear to be headed to sleepytime anytime soon is where the Game 6 puck went. Y'know, the one that Patrick Kane miraculously teleported through the pipes to win the Stanley Cup? Don't ask Pronger. "I was on the bench," he told philly.com. "I was a little [too] disappointed at that point to skate all the way down there and get the puck."

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