It’s smoked meat vs. Beavertails.
After “some hard-fought negotiation” between the offices of Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson and Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre, the playoff wager terms have been settled.
If Ottawa wins the Canadiens-Senators NHL playoff series, which begins on Wednesday, Coderre will wear a Senators jersey to a council meeting — and wave the winning team’s flag at city hall for a week.
If Montreal wins, Watson will do the same: don a Canadiens jersey and raise Montreal’s flag at city hall.
And because no wager is complete without a snack or two thrown in, Coderre will send smoked meat to Watson if Ottawa wins, and Watson will send Beavertails to Coderre if Montreal wins.
Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi and Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson, who will also see their respective teams face off on Wednesday, have yet to finalize their playoff wagers.Read More »from Smoked meat vs. Beavertails: Montreal, Ottawa mayors come to terms on NHL playoff wager