De Blasio Bets on Rangers Win with Montreal Mayor

De Blasio Bets on Rangers Win with Montreal Mayor

De Blasio Bets on Ranger Win with Montreal Mayor
May 20, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio might have a hockey bet with Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre in the bag—a bag of bagels, that is.

De Blasio reached out to Coderre on Twitter Monday to make a friendly wager on the New York Rangers-Montreal Canadiens Eastern Conference finals series. De Blasio bet a bag of bagels and a New York Rangers jersey on a Rangers win.

Coderre then upped the ante, betting that if the Habs win, de Blasio would have to visit Montreal City Hall, declare that Montreal bagels are the best, wear a Canadiens jersey and fly a Canadiens flag over New York City Hall.

The mayors made the wager before Monday night’s game in Montreal with the Rangers already up 1-0 in the series following a 7-2 rout in Game 1 Saturday.

By late Monday night, de Blasio was one step closer to earning bagel and hockey bragging rights for New York City with the Rangers’ 3-1 victory. The win gave New York a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.

For the Canadiens and Rangers, the stakes are just a bit higher—a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals is on the line.


Matthew Hamilton