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Mayors of Boston and Chicago make Stanley Cup bet

They are wagering seafood, beer, and theater tickets, but ultimately at stake in the bet between the mayors of Chicago and Boston over hockey’s Stanley Cup Final is hometown pride.

Chicago’s first-term mayor, Rahm Emanuel, started things off Tuesday in a letter to the Hub’s longest-serving mayor, Thomas M. Menino, saying the Bruins were on a “quest to be the runner-up” and declared a victory over the Blackhawks “very unlikely.”

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