Sure, the Devils lost in the Stanley Cup Finals. Sure the team is probably going to do some severe reorganizing this year. Sure he celebrated the lockout by getting hepatitis. But Patrick Elias had the last laugh. How is that, you say?
He was the last person seen with the game winning puck from the Stanley Cup finals. So, while the Kings may have their names forever engraved in the greatest trophy in sports, they may forever be without a chunk of rubber that played a brief role in their conquest of the rest of the league.
I don't know how the Kings will sleep at night.