Originally posted on Beantown Banter  |  Last updated 9/20/12

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 17: Andrew Ference #21 of the Boston Bruins watches from the bench during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on October 17, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Bruins 4-1. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Salutations, Mr. Bettman! With the NHL Lockout in full effect, more and more players are electing to stay sharp by playing in Europe. The latest to announce plans to relocate barring a new CBA is Bruins’ defenseman Andrew Ference. Earlier tonight he tweeted: Going back to my old team,Ceske Budejovice,on Oct 7 barring any CBA.I’ll buy any Bostonian a Budvar (Budweiser) if I see you there. Ference played for HC Ceske Budejovice during the canceled 2004-2005 season, also due to a work stoppage. He’ll be playing in the same league as teammate David Krejci, who leaves this weekend to play for HC Pardubice. Dennis Seidenberg is reportedly contemplating heading to his native Germany until terms are agreed upon for a new collective bargaining agreement, and judging by the fact that the NHL cancelled preseason games for the entire month of September today, that probably won’t happen any time soon. I’m less than trilled that these guys are going to be playing overseas where I can’t watch the...
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