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Andrew Ference Wrote Letters To NHL GMs In 1997, Guaranteed He’d Be A Pro (Photo)

Andrew Ference has carved out a decent NHL career for himself — something that was never a guarantee according to people who scouted him. The Edmonton Oilers captain apparently always was sure of himself, as seen in the following letter he sent to Pittsburgh Penguins coach and GM Craig Patrick in 1997. Found some gold going through old stuff at the house. Faxed this to every GM...
August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

GIF: Andrew Ference scores on his own net

The Edmonton Oilers and Andrew Ference had a Saturday night they’re going to want to forget. Though the league has been focused on Toronto and the issues there, the Oilers have once again proved they can’t compete on a nightly basis in the NHL. It looks like another embarrassing year. The team’s troubles may be best summed up by this Ference blunder. As Ference tried to clear...
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November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Ference Suspended Three Games, Won’t Play Thursday Vs. Bruins

Andrew Ference will not be on the ice when the Edmonton Oilers come to town on Thursday to take on the Boston Bruins. The NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced Monday that the Oilers defenseman has been suspended three games for an illegal check to the head of Vancouver Canucks forward Zack Kassian on Saturday night. As director of player safety Patrick Burke explained...
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Ference uses a Zamboni for the Ice Bucket Challenge

We’ve seen numerous NHL players participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge which is designed to raise awareness for ALS. Most of the videos are about what you’d expect – a guy dumping ice water on himself – but a few players raised the bar. Andrew Ference offered his own take and it involves a Zamboni. Click the link in his Tweet below to view the video. Challenge Accepted From...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Ference’s Extreme Ice Bucket Challenge Involves Snow, Zamboni (Video)

Edmonton Oilers captain Andrew Ference just upped the ante on the ice bucket challenge. After the Boston Bruins, among a host of other Boston athletes, jumped at the chance to dump a bucket of icy water on their heads to raise awareness and funds for ALS, a couple of former Beantown favorites got in on the act. Dallas Stars center Rich Peverley took the chilly plunge from his former...
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Ference’s classy workout gear

Edmonton’s Andrew Ference mocks your typical workout gear. Ference believes that you can still class things up even if you’re planning on getting sweaty. True love is sticking with a man who dresses like this for his work outs. #fannypack — Krista Ference (@krista_ference) July 16, 2014 (H/T Reddit Hockey)
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

AA Q&A: Edmonton Oilers captain Andrew Ference on his TV analyst debut and more

Ask pretty much any hockey writer, and they’ll tell you defenseman Andrew Ference of the Edmonton Oilers is at or near the top in terms of who gives the best quotes. Since debuting with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1999 (!) he’s been noted for his honesty in interviews, sense of humor, and devotion to causes outside hockey. I am happy to say that he was as advertised in speaking...
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April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Translating MacT's end of season news conference

The good people of were there to listen to Oilers GM Craig MacTavish's year-end news conference. To make life easier on all of you, the reader, I've taken time to translate what MacT said. MacT: "Dallas Eakins is everything and more I wanted as a head coach" Translation: "Former Oilers players don't admit mistakes because it's a sign of weakness. Nor are we willing...
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Which Forward Was Traded With Andrew Ference To The Bruins In 2007?

Andrew Ference deserves a hero’s welcome on Saturday afternoon at TD Garden when the Boston Bruins host the Edmonton Oilers. The defenseman was acquired by the B’s in 2007 and became a fan favorite in New England almost instantly. Ferknuckle helped the Bruins hoist a Stanley Cup in 2011, and nearly another in 2013 thanks to a stout defensive game and veteran leadership in the...
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers' Ference suffers head injury

Edmonton Oilers' captain Andrew Ference left Friday night's match with the Phoenix Coyotes with an apparent head injury and did not return. There has been no word on how or when the injury occurred to the diminutive defenseman, only that he should be considered day-to-day.Ference has been embroiled in a heated exchange recently, not on the ice, but with Oilers' beat writer Robert...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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