Found November 13, 2012 on NESN.com:
Comedian Lenny Clarke was not pulling any punches in his rant against Gary Bettman and Donald Fehr on NESN Daily. He called the commissioner of the NHL and the executive director of the NHLPA “morons,” and said that they needed to get the game back on the ice. Clarke certainly echoed the feelings of many hockey fans when he said he wanted to get the NHL players back home from Europe and back in the NHL. The season was supposed to start on Oct. 11, but with no plans of a resolution in place, the lockout could extend past the new Dec. 1 proposed start date. Watch Clarke’s heated remarks in the video above.
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