Originally posted on Down Goes Brown  |  Last updated 11/1/11

GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 14: NHL commissioner Gary Bettman speaks during a press conference before Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals between the Detroit Red Wings and the Phoenix Coyotes during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on April 14, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
It's clearly not a post-seasonpumpkin, since it has a flame in it. Scene: Last night, in a spacious home in New York. Halloween-themed music plays, as various hockey personalities wander around in costume. The doorbell rings, and is answered by a man dressed as a zombie wearing an Atlanta Thrashers jersey.Gary Bettman: Glad you could make it, come on in.A man wearing an old-fashioned executioner's hood walks in.Brendan Shanahan: Hi Gary… how's the party coming this year?Bettman: Can't complain. A little crowded, but I guess you have to expect that when you invite the whole league.Shanahan: You invited everybody in the entire NHL to your Halloween party?Bettman: Well, except for Raffi Torres.Shanahan: Good call. Bettman: The only problem so far is the decorations. I bought a ton, and you were supposed to hang them all up.Shanahan: What? You never asked me to hang anything.Bettman: Sure I did. Two months ago, I sent you a memo. It said "Brendan, effectively immediately, start suspend...
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