CHICAGO — On the day before the Boston Bruins' season opener, Rahm doesn't want the team or its fans to forget a certain silver trophy the Blackhawks took home to Chicago back in June.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel gets to rub in the Blackhawks' Stanley Cup win by taking over the official Boston City website for one day Wednesday, one of the spoils of his mayorly wager with Boston's Tom Menino.
"For one day, the City of Boston's website will show hockey fans celebrating with the Stanley Cup and what makes Chicago a great city," Emanuel said in a statement Tuesday.
Emanuel solicited help from Chicago citizens in the creation of the video back in July.
Emanuel also won a sampling of Boston's best local food, tickets to the Tony Award-winning Huntington Theatre company, tickets to a Theo Epstein “Hot Stove, Cool Music” concert in Boston, and a tree planted in the schoolyard of Emanuel's choosing, according to a statement.
If Menino had won the bet, Rahm had offered to re-gift what he won from Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa when the Blackhawks defeated the Kings in the Western Conference finals.
The Blackhawks sauntered into the United Center in red-carpet style in advance of their season opener Tuesday night. They beat Washington 6-4 in a thrilling opener.