Dems, GOP Place Partisan Bets On NHL Playoffs

In the game of hockey, two opposing teams try to win by outscoring the other. Of course, unwritten in the rules is that late in the game, the two teams will usually fight each other for the smallest reason. So it’s no wonder that the Democrats and Republicans have picked NHL arenas for their national conventions this summer. Hockey is played just like general elections.

NHL political bet

The Republican National Convention will take place in St. Paul’s XCel Energy Center, home of the Minnesota Wild. And the Democrats will nationally convene at Denver’s Pepsi Center, home of the Colorado Avalanche. Coincidentally, the Wild and Avalanche play each other in the first round of the NHL playoffs. This has led to quite the wager. Read more…