Alfredsson didn't expect to play after 2012 - Cross Checks Blog - ESPN
Just how is this not circumvention?"When I did my last contract for four years ending in the [2012-13] season, I was asked to help the team manage the salary cap by adding on a extra year to my contract," Alfredsson said in an opening statement, according to TSN. "I agreed. Each side fully expected I would retire and not play the 2012-13 season.