"I think we are very close to a deal, but they just want more and more," Murray told Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.
After the NHL and NHLPA refused to meet face-to-face this week to continue negotiations, claiming neither party is interested in moving forward, the NHLPA decided to allow its membership to vote on giving their executive board the ability to submit a "disclaimer of interest" should they so chose.
In response to the NHLPA's plans, the NHL filed a Class Action Complaint in New York Federal Court seeking a Declaration confirming the ongoing legality of the lockout.
In addition, the NHL also filed an "Unfair Labor Practice Charge" with the National Labor Relations Board alleging that by threatening to "disclaim interest," the NHLPA has engaged in an unlawful subversion of the collective bargaining process and conduct that constitutes bad faith bargaining under the National Labor Relations Act.
"I'm very disappointed," Murray said. "Now they want to take our (contracting) rights too.
"We've heard this 'take it or leave it' before. We'll be working to resolve this. We want to play."