Mar 15, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Anaheim Ducks defenseman Ben Lovejoy (6) and Los Angeles Kings center Tyler Toffoli (73) fight for the puck in the first period at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Fielding-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Playoffs 2014: Mayors of Los Angeles, Anaheim make wager on Kings-Ducks series

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait are making the Stanley Cup Playoff series between their respective city’s teams a personal matter.

The two city leaders placed a bet on the upcoming NHL playoff series between the Los Angeles Kings and the Anaheim Ducks – but don’t be concerned, it’s not for money.

According to a report from the Los Angeles Times, the mayor of the losing city will do a community service project in the winner’s city.

Now that’s a bet worth taking.

More specifically, If the Ducks win, Garcetti will be required to give a lesson in music and music appreciation to Guinn Elementary School in Anaheim. However, if the Kings win, Tait will come to an L.A. River Clean Up Day.

Sounds like Garcetti has the better end of that bet either way.

And how about some NHL Playoffs bulletin board material from the two mayors:

“Here in Anaheim, we love our Ducks, and I look forward to cheering them on all the way to Stanley Cup finals,” Tait said. “Upon conclusion of this second-round series, I will personally welcome Mayor Garcetti to Anaheim.”

Hmm…not very enraging. How about you, Mayor Garcetti:

“After the Kings advance to the conference finals, I will welcome Mayor Tait to join me for a project to clean up the L.A. River,” he said.

Let’s hope they’re better at teaching music and cleaning rivers than they are talking smack.


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