Double-edged sword with Sabres

Via: Boston Globe

'To wit: They are the conduit to contraction. If the other 29 owners agreed to pony up the $150 million and fold the franchise, all debts could be settled, the doors closed, and a draft held to divvy up the talent in the Sabres system. Could there be a bigger bargaining chip to bring to the table with the Players' Association than a franchise that just went lights out?'