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Clinton, Baird make bet on Rangers-Senators series

Apr 12, 2012, 4:23 PM EDT

Clinton and Baird

Since we never hesitate to share stories about politicians on PHT so our readers can respectfully discuss the issues of the day in the comments section, the Associated Press is reporting that Canada’s top diplomat, John Baird, has made a friendly wager over the Senators-Rangers series with U.S. Secretary of State and former New York senator Hillary Clinton.

The stakes are pretty straightforward — if Ottawa wins, Clinton will have to wear a Sens jersey, and if New York wins, Baird has to wear Ranger blue.

Gotta say I was hoping for a more creative bet. Like if the Sens win, Canada gets Hawaii. And if the Rangers win, the U.S. gets some maple syrup.

  1. bcisleman - Apr 12, 2012 at 4:37 PM

    54′ 40 or fight, pal! Hope Hillary gets to wear a Sens sweater (I’m an Isles fan).

    • brian32556 - Apr 12, 2012 at 6:34 PM

      Hawaii = Maple Syrup!! C’mon Brough, you guys are a little full of yourselves, don’t ya think! Or is everyone smarting from only getting TWO CANADIEN teams in the playoffs.

  2. dabutcha114 - Apr 12, 2012 at 4:45 PM

    Hilary Clinton wears underwear with a D!ck hole

  3. highpowered350 - Apr 12, 2012 at 4:45 PM

    Whoever loses has to sleep with Bill

  4. jfd117 - Apr 12, 2012 at 5:16 PM

    Why would Canada want Hawaii or any other part of the debt filled country? We will keep our syrup.

    • bcisleman - Apr 12, 2012 at 6:22 PM

      You obviously have never been to Hawaii. We have our own syrup, thank you.

  5. nobandwagoners - Apr 12, 2012 at 5:24 PM

    Well, gee, I wonder who is going to win this bet?

    I trust Hillary ordered a large enough jersey to fit Baird.

    • bcisleman - Apr 12, 2012 at 6:23 PM

      I think she’ll fit the Sens’ sweater fine.

  6. noozehound - Apr 12, 2012 at 6:08 PM

    It’s been 20 years since a Canadian team won the cup, so shut up until you win something.

  7. pavelfitzgerald - Apr 12, 2012 at 7:27 PM

    Hate to disapoint you but Canadians don’t really symbolize their success in hockey by how many pro Canadian teams make the playoffs or win the cup. Country tourna
    ments such as the Olympics prove that. What happened at the last Olympics?
    How many Americans were on the Bruins again? Such a dumb comment. The teams are made of all different countries – deal with it! By your standards Russian Hockey & Swedish hockey is awful since they’ve never won a Stanley Cup .. ..

    • bcisleman - Apr 12, 2012 at 9:08 PM

      Sorry but I live in Canada and many Candians do care that their teams have not been successful, Canada still produces about 1/2 of all NHLers but the rest of the world–especially the US–is catching up. And yes, what happened at the last Olympics? The Canadian team was stacked with All Stars while the US lacked several key players due to injuries and the game still had to be settled in OT.

  8. dukh8r - Apr 13, 2012 at 3:15 AM

    Doesn’t everyone in Canada:
    1. Live in an igloo.
    2. Have a pet Polar Bear.
    3. Ski to school.

    • habsman - Apr 13, 2012 at 10:03 AM

      Yes, that’s true. But things really improved here about ten years ago when we got electricity and running water.

  9. icelovinbrotha215 - Apr 13, 2012 at 8:16 AM

    The bet should’ve been that the loser’s country has to pay off the winner’s national debt. Now that would have been a bet for the ages.

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