After declaring the Maple Leafs would defeat the Bruins in six games, Toronto mayor Rob Ford extended an invite to Boston mayor Thomas Menino for a wager on the series.
Turns out it’s a no-go.
Menino, having recently broken his leg and still dealing with the Boston Marathon bombing aftermath, declined Ford’s invitation to bet on the opening round of the playoffs.
Here’s more, from the Globe and Mail:
“I was told the bet is not on and I appreciate it,” Mr. Ford told reporters after an appearance at Sick Kids Children’s hospital.
“They have gone through some really, really tough times down there. He didn’t want to bet at this time. That’s fine. I accept that. What happened down there is a lot more important than a hockey game,” said Mr. Ford.
The rejected wager will also give Ford extra time to work on his football moves.
How about grey suit just flying into action? That’s secret service right there.
Lawson Crouse is going back to junior. The big 18-year-old winger confirmed it today on Twitter.
Crouse was drafted 11th overall in June by the Florida Panthers. Despite the club’s belief that Crouse could make “an immediate impact” on the roster, he finished the preseason with just two shots and one assist in three games.
Crouse will return to the OHL’s Kingston Frontenacs, with whom he’ll look to improve on his modest point totals from last season.
“I don’t think there’s any pressure on the kid,” coach Gerard Gallant said last week. “If he doesn’t make the team this year he goes back to junior … and will have a lot of success.”
The greatest mullet in sports history is making a comeback.
According to the Miami Herald’s George Richards, Jaromir Jagr says he’s bringing back the party in the back.
“I have to,” Jagr, 43, said.
Jagr’s teammate with the Florida Panthers, goalie Roberto Luongo, appears to have been the lead lobbyist in all this.
Anyway, this is fantastic.