Originally written on The Nosebleeds  |  Last updated 10/19/14
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Shortly after a new CBA was reached between the NHL and NHLPA early Sunday morning, Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference took to Twitter to offer a personal apology to hockey fans affected by the lockout. Ference sent out the below tweets to his more than 28,000 followers early Sunday: Game on. These guys waited a long time today for this scoop. twitter.com/Ferknuckle/sta… — Andrew Ference (@Ferknuckle) January 6, 2013   As players we can now do what we do best. Proudly pull on our jerseys and play with complete passion for our cities and fans. — Andrew Ference (@Ferknuckle) January 6, 2013   I hope that we can replace the intense negativity brought on our sport with a reminder of how great it can be when the action is on the ice. — Andrew Ference (@Ferknuckle) January 6, 2013   From my grandparents to our B’s fans, I am deeply sorry that we had to miss so much hockey. All we can do now is play our hearts out for you — Andrew Ference (@Ferknuckle) January 6, 2013 It was a heartfelt acknowledgement by Ference and a sentiment that hockey fans will likely see echoed by other players and club officials around the league as the end of the lockout unfolds, as they should. Fans seemed to be “the forgotten ones” in hockey over the past few months, so a small gesture like the one from Captain Planet can go a long way towards making amends before any pucks actually get dropped.
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