The National Hockey League Players’ Association has spoken out against comments made by Dallas Stars CEO Jim Lites regarding star players Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin.
The NHLPA statement calls Lites’ remarks “reckless and insulting.”
Lites reached out to reporters on Friday, saying that his two best players “are f—ing horse—, I don’t know how else to put it.”
He continued to criticize their production, though the pair leads Dallas in scoring.
Benn is in the second season of an eight-year deal that carries a $9.5-million cap hit, while Seguin will begin his eight-year, $78.8-million deal ($9.85-million AAV) in 2019-20.
They responded to Lites’ criticism on Saturday, with Benn saying “I don’t play for [Lites].”