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#1 emptynet

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 01:30 PM

I was just talking to one of my friends. He doesnt reallly follow hockey but he asked me if I thought the Rangers would win the cup this year. I told him no. Not just because I HATE the Rangers, but because I honestly still believe in the old addage that defense wins championships, and if there is one thing the Rangers are lacking in, it's defense.

So anyhow, a guy he knows made a bet with him, he gave my friend the ENTIRE NHL against the Rangers to win the cup.

I told him it's going to be the easiest $500 he's ever made.
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Posted 03 August 2007 - 01:42 PM

That is a sucker bet. Will the other guy pay?
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Posted 03 August 2007 - 02:16 PM

Can you buy me an icecream cone at the stadium mr.money bags to be
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Posted 03 August 2007 - 02:48 PM

Yeah he's good for it...I guess he thinks Gomez and Drury are all the Rangers need to win a cup?
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Posted 03 August 2007 - 04:47 PM

that really is an easy $500

oh, and as for odds, how about the Devils 20-1 for the cup...those are some nice odds :P
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Posted 03 August 2007 - 05:24 PM

A fool and their money...

The guy betting on the Rangers is almost as stupid as this woman:
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Edited by Don, 03 August 2007 - 06:57 PM.

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Posted 03 August 2007 - 05:27 PM

Reminds me of a bet I made with my friend before this season. He bet me $20 that the Tampa Bay Devil Rays will win a World Series by 2009. Yeah, it's not hockey related and not for nearly enough cash but I thought I'd share.
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Posted 03 August 2007 - 06:39 PM

Wow! wish i was ur friend!!!! Rangers winning the cup this year? i wold bet 5000 bucks against! it!

Ur right that is the easiest 500 bucks hell ever make! Dang thats a good way to get money, bet against the rags lol!
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Posted 03 August 2007 - 08:41 PM

That is an easy $500 bucks in your pocket. :evil: Hopefully your friend will pay up.
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Posted 04 August 2007 - 09:22 AM

That is an easy $500 bucks in your pocket. :evil: Hopefully your friend will pay up.

I don't think he is involved in the bet, I believe it's two of his friends, but that's besides the point. You said your friend didn't know much about hockey, and after that bet I can see exactly what you mean. :P
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Posted 04 August 2007 - 11:00 AM

A fool and their money...

The guy betting on the Rangers is almost as stupid as this woman:
http://www.videosift...ss-iPhone-Piggy


hahahahaha that was great. That kid got a really good deal.
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Posted 04 August 2007 - 11:45 AM

Hmmm....the toughest part of that bet is deciding how to spend the $500. :P
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Posted 04 August 2007 - 08:28 PM

you never confirmed if you would buy me an icecream cone.
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Posted 04 August 2007 - 10:08 PM

I had a friend of mine bet me $30 that Holik was gonna score 30 goals with the Rangers in his first year... I had to say yes really quick before the belly-laughs hit!!! :boogie: :boogie: :giggle: :rofl:
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Posted 04 August 2007 - 10:36 PM

My brothers friend decided to make a deal with me that makes no sense. For him atleast.

Easy 100 dollars.

He bet that Gomez will get 2.5 times more points Elias will. If Elias gets hurt it gets traded onto Parise. If Gomez gets hurt then the deal sitll stands because he is so sure he will double it. We also bet 2 to 1 so i pay 50 if it happens.

So say Elias scores 40 points Gomez will have to score 100 and if Elias sits out 5 games i can switch it to Parise. Easy money.
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Posted 04 August 2007 - 11:30 PM

My brothers friend decided to make a deal with me that makes no sense. For him atleast.

Easy 100 dollars.

He bet that Gomez will get 2.5 times more points Elias will. If Elias gets hurt it gets traded onto Parise. If Gomez gets hurt then the deal sitll stands because he is so sure he will double it. We also bet 2 to 1 so i pay 50 if it happens.

So say Elias scores 40 points Gomez will have to score 100 and if Elias sits out 5 games i can switch it to Parise. Easy money.


Dumbest bet ever for that guy. It makes no sense. Gomez has never scored 100 points in the NHL. All Elias/Parise has to do is put up 40 points and you will most likely win that bet.
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Posted 05 August 2007 - 01:28 AM

its like i won already
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Posted 05 August 2007 - 08:18 AM

Can I be introduced to some of these folks? I could use the extra cash...
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Posted 05 August 2007 - 12:51 PM

Wow! wish i was ur friend!!!! Rangers winning the cup this year? i wold bet 5000 bucks against! it!

Ur right that is the easiest 500 bucks hell ever make! Dang thats a good way to get money, bet against the rags lol!



Of course you would. You're a Devil fan. Can it happen? Yes. Will it? Depends on a few factors such as team chemistry and health. I think when you look at any contender, staying clear of any injuries to key players is very vital.

The East is going to be very tough. Teams like the Sens and Sabres aren't going away. And the Pens should only be better. It should be a real dogfight.

One thing I know. As long as the Rangers got Lundqvist in net, I feel very confident in how far they can get. Insert Manta crazy comment in 5, 4, 3 ...
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Posted 05 August 2007 - 01:12 PM

It's still a terrible bet, Derek. The only teams I can imagine taking against the rest of the NHL in the pre-season were the Oilers, Habs, and Islanders dynasties of years past.

I'd enjoy the $400 you made on this bet already.
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