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    Turco makes bet with Habs fan

    http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/nh...ory?id=6300338

    An NHL spokesman on Wednesday refused to comment on a story that Chicago Blackhawks backup goaltender Marty Turco placed a wager with a fan during Tuesday's game against the Canadiens in Montreal.

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    "We have no comment at this time," a spokesman said.

    There's a Twitter photo of Turco, sitting at the end of the Blackhawks' bench, apparently accepting a $5 bill from a fan.

    Someone describing himself as a Canadiens season-ticket holder called a Montreal radio station and said the bet was made after Mike Cammalleri put Montreal up 1-0 in the second period.

    "I bet him after the Canadiens scored that Chicago wouldn't score again," the caller said.

    After the Blackhawks' Patrick Kane tied the game minutes later, money allegedly was exchanged.

    "When they scored ... I gave him five bucks," the caller said. "I slipped it through the glass. He took it with no questions whatsoever. I wrote on the $5 bill with a Sharpie, 'Habs rule.' "

    "I went triple or nothing after the second period, nobody scored. Into the overtime, I went, 'Marty, I'll give you 5-to-1 the Canadiens win the game.' He took the bet. When the Canadiens scored in overtime, he handed me back a wad of $5 bills. And inside ... was the $5 bill that I gave him that he crossed out 'Habs rule,' and wrote 'Turco rules.' "

    In a text to ESPNChicago.com, Turco said: "I gave back his five, and wrote something back, yeah."

    The defending champion Blackhawks are fighting for their playoff lives and are in the eighth and final playoff position in the Western Conference. They host the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday.

    Turco signed a one-year, $1.3 million contract with the Blackhawks, who walked away from Antti Niemi last summer when an arbitrator awarded him a $2.75 million judgment.

    It has been a disappointing season for Turco, who is 11-11-3 with a 3.02 goals-against average.

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    I don't think it is that big of a deal, but who knows how the NHL will act. I don't see anything coming from this.

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    Yeah, I think this is funny more than anything. I can't really see the league getting too upset by this...

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    I really think the NHL could come down hard on this. Yes, this was entirely in good fun, but you cannot have players betting with fans under any circumstances.

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    I like it, I'm sure the NHL won't.

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    lol Turco just having some fun.

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    Well, it looks like Marty Turco won't ever see the Hall of Fame...

    *cough*Pete Rose*cough*

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    Pretty funny.

    I hope thats only a Rose reference

    Turco is no where near a Hall of Famer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brandonlamana View Post
    Pretty funny.

    I hope thats only a Rose reference

    Turco is no where near a Hall of Famer.
    Wait, wait? Turco isn't a hall of famer?

    Next you are going to tell me that John Scott isn't going to make the HOF too

    lol

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    Well, I was worried because he was on a great team for a few years....
    Just makin' sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by brandonlamana View Post
    Well, I was worried because he was on a great team for a few years....
    Just makin' sure

    hahaha absolutely


    WINNING!

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    You never know on this forum, you just never know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brandonlamana View Post
    You never know on this forum, you just never know.
    For sure, I'm a n00b on PSD but not to hockey

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    Quote Originally Posted by synister281 View Post
    For sure, I'm a n00b on PSD but not to hockey
    Wow, I didn't see you were that new. Welcome to PSD, sir.

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