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CSNNE’s Joe Haggerty reported Wednesday morning that it was unlikely that the Bruins would re-sign unrestricted free agent defenseman and alternate captain Andrew Ference.
The news doesn’t come as a huge shock considering the fact that the Bruins have several young defensemen waiting in the wings, including Matt Bartkowski, Dougie Hamilton, and Torey Krug.
With the NHL lowering the salary cap and the Bruins with some big decisions to make in terms of roster moves, going with the younger, more affordable D-men seems like the better play for the organization.
Ference also acknowledged that it was unlikely he would re-sign in Boston, a place he has called home for the past six years. After being traded to the Bruins from the Calgary Flames back in 2010, Ference became a fan-favorite in Boston and was extremely active in the community year-round.
I’m sure Boston will miss him as much as he’ll miss Boston.
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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...
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...
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.
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Unreal Vine video from Ference.
All Bruins fans wish Andrew Ference’s playoff beard made it to Thursday, but no such luck. The gritty team leader took to Vine to record the removal off his facial vegetation and it’s HILARIOUS.
Time to get ready for next year. https://t.co/LIooTouZuT
— Andrew Ference (@Ferknuckle) June 25, 2013
I really hope the Bruins find a way to bring Ference next year. He really...
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...
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...
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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 [...]
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...
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.
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