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With the way the salary cap works in the NHL combined with the fact that the Boston Bruins young defensive core is starting to get minutes at the big boy club combined with the fact that he really didn’t play all that well, Andrew Ference doesn’t expect to be back in a Boston Bruins sweater in 2013-14.
On one hand, its sad because Ference became so much a part of the community and was one of the major Boston celebrity voices following the marathon bombings in April. Like many athletes who move to Boston, he saw himself as a Bostonian and was active everywhere: the community, social networking and even some activist groups especially along the lines of green or renewable energy.
But it makes sense for the Bruins to move on. Krug, Hamilton and Bartkowski should all be ready for major minutes in Boston and there simply was not room left for an aging defenseman who didn’t really play all that well this season. When he got hurt in the post-season and it looked like the young guys were going to play the rest of the way, I saw it as a blessing in disguise considering how well they were playing. When he came back, he wasn’t as bad as he was in the first part of the playoff run, but it was clear the writing was on the wall.
For the last Andrew Ferrence moment, I leave you with a Vine video he posted shortly after losing on Monday night. Obviously, the video is a fancy bit of editing because I don’t think it is actually possible to shave a beard with an eraser and a sneeze, but it gave me a nice laugh anyways.
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Photo courtesy of NESN.com BOSTON-- According to a report from CBSBostonSports.com, Boston Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference will not be returning to the team next season, and will be testing free agency. Ference spoke to reporters as players were packing up their lockers for the summer and told them he would not be back, according to the report. “With the current cap...
Andrew Ference isn’t from Boston; he’s from Edmonton. He didn’t come up in the Bruins’ system; he was drafted by the Penguins and played there as well as Calgary before being traded to the B’s. However, you certainly get the feeling that Ference is now a Bruin for life, even if his time in Boston has come to an end.
The veteran defenseman certainly gets “it,” no matter...
One of the greatest traditions in hockey is the growth of the playoff beard, but once the playoffs are over, the razors come out and the beards tend not to last much longer.
So it was not remarkable that, less than 24 hours after his team's crushing loss to Chicago in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals, Boston Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference had already rid himself of his playoff...
Unreal Vine video from Ference.
The Bruins lost the Stanley Cup in a heart-breaking way Monday night, as the Chicago Blackhawks shocked the B’s with a come-from-behind win in Game 6 to hoist the Cup on TD Garden ice.
For at least one member of the Bruins, the best way to get over the unfortunate setback is to just continue to move on.
B’s defenseman Andrew Ference is already looking forward to getting ready...
Boston Bruins defensemen Andrew Ference has played his last game in a spoked-B sweater.On Wednesday during exit-interviews for the season, Ference revealed that he and GM Peter Chiarelli discussed his pending free agency and how resigning with the Bruins was not an option. "With the current cap, Peter (Chiarelli) won't be able to keep me. You know, he's gotta resign...
As we all know, playoff beards are the one of the biggest superstions in the NHL. After the their stunning Stanley Cup Final loss to the Chicago Blackhawks, Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference posted this unique Vine of himself erasing his playoff beard. It was titled, "Time to get ready for next year". Here is the Vine in GIF form below.
Fresh off a stunning defeat in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final, the always entertaining Andrew Ference gave his playoff beard the boot.Apparently Ference is keeping a level head after his team lost a heartbreaker that gave the Blackhawks a Stanley Cup celebration in the Garden.Ference posted the video of him 'erasing' away his beard, followed by him sneezing away his mustache...
The Boston Bruins' Andrew Ference erases his playoff beard like a magician. If only the pain of a shocking Game 6 loss to the Blackhawks could be erased so easily.
It probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise, but it sounds very, very unlikely Andrew Ference will play for the Bruins. It’s actually all but a certainty he’ll play somewhere else next year.
Ference, an unrestricted free agent this summer, acknowledged Wednesday at the team’s break-up day that he probably won’t be back. The 34-year-old defenseman will likely seek employment...
Those of us sports fans who dread the months of July and August were sad to see the Stanley Cup Finals end on Monday night without giving us one last game to look forward to. The wives and girlfriends of the players, however, were probably singing a different tune. The end of the playoffs means [...]
from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE,
Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli and head coach Claude Julien will be conducting exit interviews with all of the players at TD Garden on Wednesday morning as they pack up their bags for the last time before a two-month summer break.
Some players will be getting plaudits for the honorable way they acquitted themselves in a highly successful season...
The Bruins lost in heart-breaking fashion on Monday night and Sports Illustrated won’t let their fans forget it.
In typical SI fashion, the magazine perfectly captured the emotion and determination of Dave Bolland‘s game-winning goal in Game 6 on Monday night. Using a shot taken from the B’s net cam behind goalie Tuukka Rask, you can see the expression on Andrew Ference’s...