Emanuel Bets on Blackhawks Against St. Paul Mayor

Betting the Blackhawks can beat the Minnesota Wild in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs? Mayor Rahm Emanuel is too.

After a winning record last season (thanks to the Hawks, he won pastrami sandwiches and beer from the mayor of Los Angeles and the ability to take over Boston's website for a day), Emanuel made a friendly wager with St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman on the Hawks-Wild series.

“I am excited to take part in this wager with our friends from the north," Emanuel said. "I have full confidence that our mighty Blackhawks will be victorious in this series."

At stake is a barrel of Garrett’s popcorn, a six-pack of Half Acre beer and a jar of Chicago-style hot Giardiniera "that can spice up any casserole."

Coleman is offering up a 25-pound Pearson's salted nut roll and a six-pack of Summit beer from St. Paul.

The Hawks take on the Wild in the first match of the second round at 8:30 p.m. Friday in Chicago.

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