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Bettman quick to act at GMs meetings

Updated: March 14, 2011, 8:24 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- If the message heading into these crucial NHL general managers meetings was "the sky is falling," you have to credit commissioner Gary Bettman for moving decisively to put the NHL sky back in its place.

In a pre-emptive strike Monday to quiet the recent tumult surrounding the game, Bettman announced a series of changes aimed at making the game safer and teams more accountable for their players.

Bettman's five-point plan came at the end of the first ...

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