Thursday, April 7, 2011

A Little Fun on the Bench

From the Chicago Tribune:
Goaltender Marty Turco hasn't played much for the Chicago Blackhawks down the stretch, but that doesn't mean the fun-loving veteran hasn't found ways to have a good time.

According to a Montreal Canadiens season ticket-holder, during the Hawks' 2-1 overtime loss to Montreal on Tuesday night, Turco and the fan engaged in a little wagering.

A fan named "Robert" called into Montreal radio station Team 990 on the "Game Points with Matthew Ross" show and said he bet Turco $5 that the Hawks wouldn't score after Michael Cammalleri had given the Canadiens a 1-0 lead in the second period. After Patrick Kane tied it a short time later, the fan gave Turco a $5 Canadian bill with the words "Habs Rule" written on it.

As the game continued, the bet apparently increased that the Canadiens would win the game. After P.K. Subban won it for Montreal in overtime, Turco allegedly handed over some bills, including the original with the word "Habs" crossed off and "Turco" added so it read "Turco Rules."

That's pretty cool, but as for having fun when not playing, nothing beats Tom Browning going over to the rooftop seats across the street from Wrigley in uniform and eating a hot dog with the fans there.

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