Chris Pronger doesn’t want you to be happy.
After losing consecutive one-goal games to the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Finals, Flyers defenseman Pronger was seen picking up the game puck and carrying it back into the locker room. The same game puck that rookie goaltender Antti Niemi would probably like to have.
“He was picking up the puck. I told him he could keep it,” said Chicago forward Ben Eager, who along with Pronger, received a game misconduct with no time on the clock.
When asked what Eager said to him, Pronger retorted, “I don’t speak whatever language Eager was speaking.
“Apparently, it got him upset. So I guess it worked, didn’t it? It’s too bad. I guess little things amuse little minds.”
But it wasn’t the first time Pronger was seen high-tailing a disc off the ice. According to CBC, Pronger also stole the puck in game 1, specifically to keep it away from the Hawks, and as rumor has it, unceremoniously tossed both in the garbage.
“It’s in the garbage,” Pronger told CSNphilly.com. “Where it belongs.”