I'm going to have to chalk this one up to the same route as people taking urns from graveyards and stealing copper wiring - there's money in that metal.â†µ
The nameplates from the Brett Hull and Bernie Ferderko statues were stolen, presumably to scrap. Honestly, though, unless the guy you take them to is a total moron, do you not think someone's going to notice that you have stolen the nameplates from two statues?
No word yet on why Al MacInnis' statue remained untouched. I'm thinking one look at Chopper with that stick and they backed away slowly. No one messes with a guy who can put a puck through the boards.â†µ