Originally written on BruinsLife  |  Last updated 10/21/14
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photo via www.stamfordadvocate.comWhen Andrew Ference left the Bruins this offseason for the Edmonton Oilers, it was bitter sweet for him. He left a city where he was not only a fan favorite on the ice, but also off the ice, oftentimes seen riding his bike to Bruins practices, games, and always getting involved in the community. But he left for his hometown Oilers, a team he grew up idolizing, and a team that is young, promising, but in need of a veteran leader. Andrew Ference is that veteran leader, and has just been appointed as the 14th captain of a team that has also seen the likes of Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier wearing the same "C". When asked how he felt about the news, Claude Julien had nothing but great things to say about the ex-Bruin:“I just sent him a text to congratulate him, I think he’s deserving, everybody who knows him here knows what kind of a person he was and what kind of a leader he was on and off the ice. They’ve got a young team over there and ...
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