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Host Rick Cluff loses Canucks bet to CBC Calgary's David Gray

04/27/2015 10:52 EDT | Updated 07/30/2015 02:59 EDT
It will be an early golf season after all in Vancouver after the Canucks were eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs Saturday night in a 7-4 loss to the Calgary Flames.

At the start of the post-season, CBC Early Edition's Rick Cluff in Vancouver made a bet with David Gray, host of Calgary Eyeopener.

Cluff lost, and had to recite an ode on air in both Vancouver and Calgary.

"I've had teeth removed with no freezing that was not as painful as that," he said, after finishing the poem.

Oh Calgary, fair city on the finer side of the Rockies.

All hail you're speedy warriors in red, your team that never quits, your youth, your Flames.

Thank you for inspiring us  with your vigor, like a pipeline of goodwill between our two cities.

Hudler, Monahan, Russell, and little Johnny hockey,you proved too much.

And to Michael Ferland,  from us in Fern land, all is forgiven.

Best of luck against the Ducks. We who are toast, salute you. 

To finish off the bet, Cluff played Alberta Bound by Calgary Country singer Paul Brandt.

"There's a time and a place for country music but not when Calgary tells you you have to play it because you lost in hockey," he said.

The Calgary Flames will go on to play the Anaheim Ducks.

Cluff isn't the only Vancouverite who lost a bet. Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson will have to recite a poem written by Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi at a city council meeting.

To hear Rick Cluff recite an ode to the Calgary Flames, listen to the audio labelled: Losing the Stanley Cup bet.

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