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Here's what you've been waiting for: Gary Bettman dumps bucket of ice water on his head

We've seen some funny and creative responses to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge so far, but today came the one all hockey fans have been waiting for: Commissioner Gary Bettman. Come for Bettman dumping ice cold water on his head, stay for Jeremy Jacobs' instructional video.
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The

ALS Ice Bucket challenge rolls on. We've seen

Mikhail Grabovski and Nik Kulemin challenge old coach Randy Carlyle in hilarious fashion. We watched

Paul Bissonnette pull off the best, and worst, looking water dump. Those are among many, many more. Today, we got the one all hockey fans were probably looking forward to: Commissioner Gary Bettman stepped up and accepted his many challengers. Although, he did kind of wuss out with the rest of that ice. Do-over?

An honourable mention from Wednesday, and perhaps more enjoyable for the hockey fan who prefers an 82-game season, is Jeremy Jacobs accepting the challenge. And I kind of like this one more. When Jacobs finishes talking about who he is challenging next, it starts to feel like he's putting together a how-to video about dumping ice cold water on your head - in a way only an elder could. "Here's what I'm gonna do. I'm gonna take this bag and I'm gonna put it in here like this. Oh that's a lot of ice. What a waste of good ice. Where's the vodka?" He then instructs us

how to stir the ice up in the bucket. Probably because he thinks everyone else has a

Smithers who

usually stirs their ice for them, too. But then it crescendos when Jacobs dumps the icy water on himself and needs to get bleeped out.

But, kudos to Jacobs for not wimping out on his ice. C'mon Gary, do it again. It's for a good cause.

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