Daniel Alfredsson spoke out against NHL owners on Wednesday.
"Like everybody else, I'm disappointed that the owners chose to have this tactic from the very beginning," he said. "They chose to give a low-ball offer from the get-go. It was kind of clear what they wanted and I don't see anything changing anytime soon." His words probably won't sit well with Don Cherry, who warned players to stop badmouthing commissioner Gary Bettman and the owners via his Twitter account on Wednesday, but his frustration with the situation is mounting. The Ottawa captain may not get to play another NHL game depending on the length of this work stoppage. In the meantime, he has being working out off the ice and has kept his skating to a minimum. If the entire season gets canceled then he said he'll probably explore other playing options.