' In fact, several reports have appeared speculating that rather than move the franchise, Bettman would prefer that it fold. Under that scenario, the thinking goes, Bettman would have a better bargaining position as he tries to work out a new Collective Bargaining Agreement with the NHL Players Association. After all, what better way to demonstrate just how hard times are to the union than eliminating 23 roster spots at an average salary of $1.7 million?'
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