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L.A. Mayor Bets Big on Kings vs. Rangers in Stanley Cup Finals

Mayor Eric Garcetti said he's coming after New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Patch file photo of L.A. Kings goalie Jonathan Quick.
Patch file photo of L.A. Kings goalie Jonathan Quick.

With the Los Angeles Kings poised to meet the Rangers in the Stanley Cup finals, Mayor Eric Garcetti today promised a "doozy" of a hockey bet with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Garcetti previously won bets with Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, when the Kings beat both the Ducks and the Blackhawks, respectively, in seven games.

"Rahm Emanuel is already in my wake," Garcetti said. "I'm coming after you Bill."

The details are still being worked out, but "it's going to be a doozy," Garcetti said. "Stay tuned for the bet -- the big bet."

In the wager with Chicago's mayor, Garcetti promised if he lost to deliver some Original Tommy's chili, a copy of the film "End of Watch," wine from San Antonio Winery, a copy of Raymond Chandler's "The Big Sleep" and Roy Choi's "L.A. Son: My Life, My City, My Food."

Emanuel bet some Chicago favorites, including a six pack from Chicago's Half Acre Brewing Co. and a mix of famous Chicago popcorn.

With that bet under his belt, the Los Angeles mayor is looking toward New York for another friendly wager.

Garcetti congratulated the Kings for advancing to the Stanley Cup Finals, which begin at Staples Center on Wednesday.

"You made us really, really proud," Garcetti said.

—City News Service

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