Let’s clear the pucking air up a bit here…
The story goes as is. A Habs fan bet Turco that the Blackhawks would NOT score the entire game. Lo and behold, minutes later Patrick Kane scored. The Habs fan then slipped Turco a $5 bill with the words “Habs rule” written on it.
That’s actually pretty comical.
After the Canadiens won the game, Turco passed the $5 bill back with the word Habs crossed out and it now read “Turco Rules” NOW that is even funnier! If Turco ruled so much why has he been riding the bench all season long? Why has Corey Crawford taken his job months ago?
Sorry had to throw that in there. Just because he was Antti Niemi’s replacement, and now look at Niemi and what he is doing over in San Jose.
The Habs fan then called reporters and told the story, and we all know what reporters do for a living. They hype the story up and add more detail then what really happened. The media is trying to say Marty Turco made several bets with the fan, and that Turco handed the fan a “wad” of money.
A “wad” of money? So backup goalies now carry “wads” of money in their equipment onto the bench these days?
The point that this Habs fan was trying to make to the reporters was that most back up goalies ignore the fans and never acknowledge them. As where Turco is a good guy and acknowledges the fans and has a little fun with them. I mean after-all the fans are paying his salary!
It’s bad enough the NHL is not recognized in the USA as much as football or baseball. And now the sport needs this? So, what happens now? Do the players just have to ignore the fans from this point out to avoid this kind of stupidity to happen again?
I personally blame the fan more then anything here. Seriously, why the puck would you go and call a reporter? Keep the story to yourself and among your friends. Why does every little thing that happens with an athlete have to be reported to the media?
KEEP IT TO YOUR-PUCKING-SELF NEXT TIME!
It’s a privilege when athletes talk to you DURING A GAME, do not take ADVANTAGE of it!
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