Marty Turco $5 Bet Audio, Photo: Goalie Bets Habs Fan 5 Dollars
Marty Turco of the Chicago Blackhawks had a friendly wager with a fan at Montreal's Bell Centre on Tuesday, March 5, 2011.
A Canadiens fan called into a local radio station and told the story of the Marty Turco bet. With the Habs winning 1-0, the fan, who was sitting next to the visiting team's bench, told the backup goalie he'd bet 5 dollars that the Blackhawks wouldn't score in the game.
Chicago's Patrick Kane then tied the game 1-1. The fan wrote "Habs Rule!" on the back of a Canadian $5 bill and slipped it to Turco. Then then went double-or-nothing a few times until Turco took "5-to-1 odds that the Canadiens would win the game."
Montreal's P.K. Subban scored a winner in overtime and Turco handed over the money, including the original $5 bill. Instead of "Habs rule," Turco wrote: "Turco Rules!"
The best part of this is that both the fan and Turco wrote on the back of a Canadian 5 dollar bill, which features images of an ice hockey game, including a young boy wearing a Montreal Canadiens jersey.
The only thing that would have made the Marty Turco bet even more awesome was if he 'Spocked his Five'.
The whole Marty Turco bet was all in good fun, but some in the NHL may not be too thrilled with the idea of players betting on games, even if it's only five bucks.
Thus far, it doesn't seem like Turco is in any trouble with NHL brass.
TSN's Darren Dreger tweeted: There was no "wad of $5 bills" exchanged between Turco and a fan last night. Turco says he gave back the original $5. Good, clean fun..."
Here is the Habs fan interview about the Marty Turco bet as well as a Marty Turco bet photo