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12-20-2008, 02:18 PM
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Speculation: Fishy Betting On Controversial Habs/Canes Game

Heard on CKAC, a guy informed them there was a bet made on the Habs VS Carolina game saying there would be more than 10 penalties called on the Habs for the game.

It happened and apparently, the cash remains unclaimed. The price is 4M US

The CKAC took it serious enough that they put Jeremy Filhosa (The best they have) on the case.

Interesting if not exactly a proof of anything. I don't even know if there IS such a bet somewhere.

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12-20-2008, 02:24 PM
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Doesn't make much sense. If you're trying to get a high-profile bet like that under the radar and you've bought a ref, why would they call attention to the game by going on an 11-0 run? Wouldn't 11-5 be a lot less suspicious?

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12-20-2008, 02:30 PM
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And where did that bet take place? Vegas?

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must be someone from the nhl office, maybe buttman himself

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And where did that bet take place? Vegas?
Possibly I know you can make crazy bets on anything there.

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I bet (lol) stuff like that happen a lot in pro sports.

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That is some serious stuff to be saying on the radio...

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it would certainly explain a lot, and what better game to pick than one in Carolina where no one cares.

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Maybe its just a crazy coincidence? It ****ing better be.

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12-20-2008, 05:57 PM
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it would certainly explain a lot, and what better game to pick than one in Carolina where no one cares.
Except the game was televised at least on RDS, and against one of the most mediatized teams in the league.

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12-20-2008, 06:03 PM
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Heard on CKAC, a guy informed them there was a bet made on the Habs VS Carolina game saying there would be more than 10 penalties called on the Habs for the game.

It happened and apparently, the cash remains unclaimed. The price is 4M US

The CKAC took it serious enough that they put Jeremy Filhosa (The best they have) on the case.

Interesting if not exactly a proof of anything. I don't even know if there IS such a bet somewhere.
That's typical CKAC. A guy, who we don't know but a guy, tells them something's fishy about the betting on the Caroline game and they put one of their reporters on the case. That's smart but meanwhile, they broadcast an unsubstantiated rumour. It almost makes me laugh if it wasn't so unprofessional and bush league. What a pathetic bunch of losers. Obviously, there are no journalistic standards at that station.

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12-20-2008, 06:27 PM
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LOL at the last post. It's a live caller who said it. He couldn't just hang up or say it was ********. He put someone on it. Did the perfect thing. I dont know what he was supposed to do different. Perfect opportunity to bash CKAC though right?

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sounds like cnn material to me

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12-20-2008, 06:31 PM
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I doubt it...it can't be that obvious. 11-1 was too obvious, if it was 11-6, 11-7 then maybe it would pass. Add that it was against one of the most followed team in the league, why not choose a team like Columbus or Florida to pull the stunt?

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12-20-2008, 10:26 PM
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Heard on CKAC, a guy informed them there was a bet made on the Habs VS Carolina game saying there would be more than 10 penalties called on the Habs for the game.

It happened and apparently, the cash remains unclaimed. The price is 4M US

The CKAC took it serious enough that they put Jeremy Filhosa (The best they have) on the case.

Interesting if not exactly a proof of anything. I don't even know if there IS such a bet somewhere.
While conceivable, that bet isn't insane. If the guy bet there would be 10 consecutive penalties, I'd be more concerned.

Betting abnormalities are usually when there are A LOT of bets for an illogical outcome.

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12-20-2008, 10:30 PM
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That is some serious stuff to be saying on the radio...
Maybe because its true. I don't know about you but I don't have a hard time believing this "speculation" because the refs literally called EVERYTHING on us. They threw the ****ing rule book in our face a la Savard in the playoffs vs. Fraser. And what im about to say isnt only hockey related but there's a big number of things in this world that is happening that we don't know about and they aren't just urban myths.

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12-20-2008, 10:39 PM
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Maybe because its true. I don't know about you but I don't have a hard time believing this "speculation" because the refs literally called EVERYTHING on us. They threw the ****ing rule book in our face a la Savard in the playoffs vs. Fraser. And what im about to say isnt only hockey related but there's a big number of things in this world that is happening that we don't know about and they aren't just urban myths.
If this was a betting scam, the perpetrators are as others have said, stark raving mad.

Do it with Nashville vs. Columbus on a Tuesday. Involving Montreal, likely the only team that HAS investigative reporters available to its stories, and then doing it 11-1, is just asking to get caught.

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LOL at the last post. It's a live caller who said it. He couldn't just hang up or say it was ********. He put someone on it. Did the perfect thing. I dont know what he was supposed to do different. Perfect opportunity to bash CKAC though right?
This is not a radio station yet if I come here with an unsubstantiated rumour my thread gets closed or deleted.

A caller who probably had one too many cases of beer for breakfast makes an asinine declaration and it's accepted as something worthy of consideration.

It's not because it's an obvious play of the station to create drama where none exists. It's because I don't like CKAC. Yeah, that's it.

Pandering to speculation and rumour now is becoming the journalistic standard. It wouldn't surprise me if CKAC had someone call in with that "newsworthy" tip.

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12-20-2008, 11:23 PM
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If this was a betting scam, the perpetrators are as others have said, stark raving mad.

Do it with Nashville vs. Columbus on a Tuesday. Involving Montreal, likely the only team that HAS investigative reporters available to its stories, and then doing it 11-1, is just asking to get caught.
You make a good point.

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12-21-2008, 01:17 AM
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This thread was given enough time. Since it's just speculation from a caller.

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