Submitted by ub on Tue, 06/03/2014 - 16:55

City Island Images has learned of an interstate wager in the works between California Governor Brown and NY Governor Cuomo over the match-up between the New York Rangers and the Los Angeles Kings for the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals.

If the Rangers win, Governor Brown will send Governor Cuomo:

“California: A History” by Kevin Starr.
Lumberg Organic Brown Rice Cakes, Lightly Salted.

If the Kings win, Governor Cuomo will send Governor Brown:

A Taste NY Gift Basket, featuring products from local businesses across the Empire State.
A commemorative hockey puck from 2013 "Hat Trick" of three on time budgets in a row.

Governor Cuomo says, "While 2014 is already a banner year for New York State hockey teams with Union College and Clarkson University as national college champions, the true icing on the cake would be a triumphant return of the Stanley Cup to the Empire State. Both the Rangers and the Kings have put forward spectacular championship runs and hockey enthusiasts from the East Coast to the West Coast can surely look forward to a hard fought series. However, given the tough, New York-resilient spirit with which the Rangers have advanced through the playoffs so far, I am wagering big on the Broadway Blueshirts with a Taste NY Basket of some of New York's finest products. Together with one of New York’s biggest Rangers fans, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, we look forward to receiving the proceeds of Governor Brown’s wager.”

We're told Taste NY Gift Basket will include the following goodies:

Original Anchor Bar Buffalo Wing Sauce, Erie County

Two award winning Ice Wines: The 2011 Vidal Blanc Ice Wine from the Leonard Oakes Estate Winery in Orleans County and the 2012 Vidal Blanc Ice Wine from the Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards in Schuyler County

Lupo's Spiedie Marinade, key ingredient for Binghamton's famous Spiedie Sandwhich, Broome County

Gianelli Hot Italian Sausage, Onondaga County

Sammy and Annie Food's Chicken Riggie Pasta Sauce Starter, Oneida County

Parker's Pure New York Maple Syrup, Parker Family Maple Farm, Clinton County

America's First Kettle Chip, Saratoga Chips, Saratoga County

Apples from Fishkill Farms, Dutchess County

Red velvet cupcakes from Make My Cake, Harlem, Manhattan

Oysters harvested off of Long Island's shore, Braun Seafood Company, Suffolk County

The first game of the best-of-seven 2014 Stanley Cup Finals will be played on Wednesday, June 4 at 8:00PM EST, in Los Angeles, California.

There's even more... Mayor Bill de Blasio Announces Bet with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Rangers-Kings Stanley Cup via @nycgov

Mayors raise Stanley Cup stakes with Frank Sinatra-Randy Newman bet via @guardian