There are few things not to like about Chicago sophomore Patrick Kane. However, one that stands out is the way his mouthguard is constantly hanging out of his mouth. He gnaws away on that thing like a beagle on a T-Bone.
I guess Detroit's Johan Franzen had grown weary of it too. During a stoppage in Game 4 of the Western Final, Franzen, like a dad tired of his son's pacifier, yanked the mouthguard out of Kane's mouth and threw it onto the ice. I don't think it violated any rule - maybe an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty could have been called - but it sure seemed symbolic of the whole series. Detroit was the bully, knocking down their kid brother, who couldn't or wouldn't do a thing about it.
Watch Franzen relieve Kane of his mouthguard here.