Found September 19, 2012 on Beantown Banter:
CSNNE caught up with many members of the Bruins today and got their thoughts on the NHL’s latest lockout, the second since 2004. At least two Bruins were extremely unhappy about the owner’s stance at the negotiating table. B’s defenseman Andrew Ference told Joe Haggerty: “We’re getting into this rut, of being almost a joke, where every few years we’ve got to revisit the same thing… but the bottom line is we’re missing hockey games, and there’s this cycle of nonsense where you have to say enough is enough.”.  Shawn Thornton added this about the League’s latest offer: “(I’m) frustrated, angry. Obviously it’s out of our hands right now. It seems like it’s just another money grab. It won’t fix anything… we want to fix it.” The obvious theme of these talks so far is that the NHL wants to take money from the players’ contracts to support small market teams such as the Phoenix Coyotes and Florida Panthers, 18-20% of each contract according to the latest CBA proposal. This woul

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Its Official; Ference Heading To Czech

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Tyler Seguin signs with Swiss League. Sweet Jebus.

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Where Are They Now: NHL Lockout Edition

The NHL Lockout has affected owners, players, arena employees and fans alike. Sure, the owners don't give a **** about us but that's a story for a different time. With players jet-setting around the glove to play hockey, Days of Y'Orr has decided to keep a running list of where the Bruins will be playing (if they are). We will update this throughout the season and keep...

We’ll Just Roll Em Back

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Andrew Ference Announces He'll Play in Czech League, Offers to Buy Bostonians a Beer

Listen up, Bostonians. Andrew Ference is willing to buy you a beer. All you have to do is join him in the Czech Republic, which is where the Bruins defenseman will be playing during the NHL lockout. Ference announced on Twitter Wednesday that he'll be heading overseas on Oct. 7 -- barring a new CBA. He'll be joining Ceske Budejovice of the Czech Extraliga, which is the same...
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