Found October 29, 2012 on Holdout Sports:
PLAYERS: Gary Bettman

According to this video, inspired by the NHL lockout, wearing a mask of Commissioner Gary Bettman for Halloween entitles you to do whatever you want, including taking more than your fair share of candy.


That's not cool. Please, kids, when it comes to candy this Halloween, show some respect and just take one.

Video via. H/T Puck Daddy.

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