The controversy continues in Chicago, with the NHL taking a linesman off the ice temporarily as questions swirled around his possible involvement with the disappearance of the puck that gave the Chicago Blackhawks the 2010 Stanley Cup.
When Patrick Kane’s shot gave the Hawks the win in Game Six, the celebration began but the historic puck vanished.
Not long ago, the man who runs Harry Caray’s restaurant offered a $50,000 reward for it.
It’s a story that won’t die. ESPN even examined the question with a special report.
The man now at the center of the latest discussion over what happened to the potentially valuable piece of NHL history is veteran linesman Steve Miller. Photos and video have popped up that appear to show him grabbing the puck after it settled into the net. He claims, however, that he doesn’t have it.
The NHL took him out of the officials rotation over the hubbub that has ensued but he’s apparently been reinstated, according to numerous reports. Yahoo Sports offers an in-depth look at Puck Gate.