Daniel Alfredsson RW DET Oct 04 '12

Daniel Alfredsson presented a pessimistic viewpoint of the CBA negotiations on Wednesday and he wondered if his NHL career would come to an end because of it.

"There's no deal that's going to be done in the short term here, so we're looking at being locked out for a period of time, I think," he said. "I went through the lockout the last time (in 2004-05) and I'm a different stage of my career and I feel the same now as I did then. Even if this would turn out to be a whole season and I wouldn't play again, that's fine with me. I'm just a small piece of the puzzle. But I'd love to play again." Alfredsson will turn 40 in December and a lengthy lockout is obviously the last thing he wants to see. However, it doesn't sound like any decisions will become final until the picture is made clearer.

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