Kris Versteeg fired the latest salvo in the verbal battle between the NHL and the NHL Players' Association.
The Florida Panthers forward brought this fight to a new low when he suggested on TSN Radio in Toronto before Monday night's CBA bargaining session that NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and deputy Bill Daly are "cancers."
Versteeg, whose comments come on the heels of Detroit's Ian White calling Bettman an "idiot", said once a collective bargaining agreement is done, Bettman and Daly should be removed from their respective jobs.
"I'm really frustrated. It's not good," said Versteeg. "You do try to look at the best-case scenarios moving forward once the CBA does get done and you've got to look for the cancers and you've got to cut out cancers.
"I think when you look at Bill Daly and Bettman, they've been polluting this game for far too long. I think in order to get the fans tastes back in their mouth I think you've got to look at (firing them), especially when the CBA is over."
Versteeg said they should be gone.
"I do believe so. You've got to look at the fans and the fans have been left with too many bad tastes in their mouths for too many years and when this is all said and done it would be a good time to finally make that happen," said Versteeg.