Ference ousted as Bruins player rep

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    Ference ousted as Bruins player rep

    Source:  http://www.thehockeynews.com/articles/28368-NHLPA-votes-to-oust-Hargrove-Pink-but-cant-make-it-official.html

    "In other union news, Andrew Ference, a leader in the charge to fire Kelly, has effectively been ousted as the Boston Bruins player representative and will no longer be a member of the executive board. Ference has been replaced by Mark Recchi, who made it known to his teammates that he would contest Ference’s spot and run against him in a vote among the Bruin players. Patrice Bergeron was appointed alternate player rep.

    A source said Ference realized he would not win the election and bowed out of the race to avoid the embarrassment of losing. Players say it is extremely rare for a player to be replaced as a rep unless he steps down on his own and another player replaces him.

    “I’ve never seen it (a player rep being contested) happen in my career and I’ve never heard of it happening before, ever,” a former player said."

     
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    Re: Ference ousted as Bruins player rep

    weird, I just read this article like twenty minutes ago...

    not that I usually follow union happenings (since I usually don't care) but I wonder if this will affect the locker room at all. I mean I'm sure they can continue to play great, but I wonder if it's awkward in the locker room now ....

    also, the rest of the article was kinda interesting. some conspiracy theory/sabotage activity seems to have gone on with the whole Kelly firing. I'm thinking made for tv movie? lol jk
     
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    Sorry to sound like a broken record but he won't be here by the trade deadline.
     
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    Ference will be replaced by Mark Stuart not Mark Recchi. There's a reason you sound like a broken record Bruinsin2010. Andrew Ference has signed his ticket out of Boston.


    Other than being brittle I like Ference but this kind of stuff can get you put in the corner of the locker room with a Dunce hat on. I think there's some momentum of resentment towards Andrew. When you're a player rep you have to be careful and respectful of fellow, "whom you essentially have to take your cues from.", players.

     
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    I think you're both right. I keep wondering what kind of effect will this will have on a team that prides itself on getting along. So far I've heard no one come out in Ference's defense. You'd think at least someone would say something positive about their teammate and clear the air.  I actually think he may be gone sooner than later.

    Also, Wideman's to be the alternative rep, not Bergeron. 
     
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    This is part being a representative your the team conscious to speak on behalf of the team at union meetings. When a rep says something or puts in notion on the committee it will help them or hurt them. I feel Ference got on the negative end of the hockey stick his best chess move now is move his Queen to a different side of the board before check mate; I don't want to see Andrew become a bruise apple in the basket. Time for him to move for his better being sorry Mr. Ference that a reps life!
     
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    Boy, I wonder how the other 20 some voters are holding up with their respective teams.....So, they trade Ference...Ya that gets him out of Boston, but then he has to worry about what the players of that team he gets traded to, think of him.
     
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    ON a bigger front the NHLPA is a complete joke. Before it was the leadership with Goodenow being mentored by the embezzeler Eagelson & then Ted Saskin the e-mail stealer gets in there. Then the players tried to redeem themselves by hiring a top shelf talent like Paul Kelley who sat on Eagelson's grand jury. Finally things turn around & the player rumblings began when Kelley & Bettman were getting too cozy in last year's playoffs being seen at every game. They were probably negotiating. The players royally screwed this one up. Kelley was the best thing that happened to the NHLPA & it has been reported Kelley will take the gloves off if his name gets dragged further through the mud. Even Glenn Healy defended him on HNIC saying the players don't even know their own issues. Total garbage! If you are going to have a union get involved.
     
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    During the Canes game the other day, Ference and Staal were having words when Ference skated away and Staal clearly said something which caused Ference to turn around very p_ssed off and reignite tempers. It always makes me wonder how the players deal with this out on the ice, and how much smack talk Ference is going to have to endure all season.
     
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    Whatever gets him out of town the soonest.
     
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    Has anyone on the team come to his defense? Have I missed something?
     
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    In Response to Re: Ference ousted as Bruins player rep:
    Has anyone on the team come to his defense? Have I missed something?
    Posted by Davidorr


    Nobody on the team has attacked him. The worst thing I saw was Shawn Thornton saying Ference had some 'splaining to do, and Recchi wanting to know exactly what went down. The only attacks I've seen on Ference locally have been from - surprise! - Dupont.

    To set the record straight, Ference decided to not run again for player rep. His motivation is not known - it's only speculation. Could be he knew he wouldn't be re-elected; could be he's just fed up with the whole thing. We don't know.

    As for Ference's future with the team, let's get a couple of things straight. He is not going to be traded because he upset his teammates with his doings as a player rep. If he's traded, it will be because they think they can get a good return and improve the club. Trading players for off-ice issues (unless they've committed a criminal act) is no way to run a team. Odds are he'll be gone after this year, but that's because of the salary cap situation, not politics.

    As for how he's regarded, well, he was wearing the "A" again this preseason, and probably will do so again if the Bruins continue with their policy of distributing the second "A" for various games (Bergeron has the other). They don't give the "A" to players who aren't respected. He also, according to Blake Wheeler, was part of one of the winning teams in the Bruins' pre-season golf outing. Looks like business as usual to me.

    And please, Staal saying something to upset him? It could have been anything from "your mother," to "Savvy is a ****." Guys say stuff to each other on the ice all the time. To say it was union-related - in the heat of a furious game, no less - is really reaching.
     
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    I told you the Bruins players HATED Ference and wanted him out.

    Then these stupid loonies like duinne and other assorted kool aid drinkers who don't know crap-all jumped on me.

    Well-WHO WAS RIGHT??

    Ference is a WACKO Canada Socialist who is NOT liked. He's a jerk. He would have driven players to ANOTHER lock out AGAINST their wishes and he REALLY SCREWED Paul Kelly in a very UNETHICAL 3:30 hanging

    He will NOT be retained next year FOR SURE and he could be part of the package shipped at the Trade Deadline to Atlanta.

    This is a VERY NEGATIVE SITUATION and as pointed out ALMOST UNPRECEDENTED
     
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    Duinne, lets be clear.

    You could not be MORE WRONG

    You are clueless and don't know anything.

    Recchi was p---d at Ference as was JUST ABOUT EVERYONE on this team,

    Ference is a Fruit Cake. Who gives you your information? Its TOTALLY wrong.




    Re: Ference ousted as Bruins player rep:
    In Response to Re: Ference ousted as Bruins player rep : Nobody on the team has attacked him. The worst thing I saw was Shawn Thornton saying Ference had some 'splaining to do, and Recchi wanting to know exactly what went down. The only attacks I've seen on Ference locally have been from - surprise! - Dupont. To set the record straight, Ference decided to not run again for player rep. His motivation is not known - it's only speculation. Could be he knew he wouldn't be re-elected; could be he's just fed up with the whole thing. We don't know. As for Ference's future with the team, let's get a couple of things straight. He is not going to be traded because he upset his teammates with his doings as a player rep. If he's traded, it will be because they think they can get a good return and improve the club. Trading players for off-ice issues (unless they've committed a criminal act) is no way to run a team. Odds are he'll be gone after this year, but that's because of the salary cap situation, not politics. As for how he's regarded, well, he was wearing the "A" again this preseason, and probably will do so again if the Bruins continue with their policy of distributing the second "A" for various games (Bergeron has the other). They don't give the "A" to players who aren't respected. He also, according to Blake Wheeler, was part of one of the winning teams in the Bruins' pre-season golf outing. Looks like business as usual to me. And please, Staal saying something to upset him? It could have been anything from "your mother," to "Savvy is a ****." Guys say stuff to each other on the ice all the time. To say it was union-related - in the heat of a furious game, no less - is really reaching.
    Posted by duinne

     
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    dogwhacker, another fan who thinks he has the inside scoop.
     
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    Who can say for sure what the players are thinking and saying to each other. Unless someone here has a bug in the locker room or is there waterboy. I like Ference as a player, and all i can hope for is that he has a great injury free year, like how he started last year. And what ever off ice stuff is going down between the players they wont let that get in the way of them playing as a team and sticking up for each other no matter what on the ice. Nothing would be worse then seeing other players going after Ference and a Rechi or Thorton not stepping in to help him out b/c of personal junk.
     
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    In Response to Re: Ference ousted as Bruins player rep:
    Who can say for sure what the players are thinking and saying to each other. Unless someone here has a bug in the locker room or is there waterboy. I like Ference as a player, and all i can hope for is that he has a great injury free year, like how he started last year. And what ever off ice stuff is going down between the players they wont let that get in the way of them playing as a team and sticking up for each other no matter what on the ice. Nothing would be worse then seeing other players going after Ference and a Rechi or Thorton not stepping in to help him out b/c of personal junk.
    Posted by Robert72


    That would never happen. As Derek Morris said after the Canes game, this is a team that cares for each other, and they all have each others' backs. He didn't say "We have each others' backs, except for Ference." Unlike some message board posters, these guys are grown-ups. They can disagree over union matters and still care for each other as teammates.

    And dogwhacker (nice name), as for how I know what I cited, well, anyone can see with their own eyes that Ference has been wearing the "A", as he did much of last season, and Wheeler tweeted the other day about their golf outing, listing the members of his (winning) team, which included Ference.
     
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    Re: Ference ousted as Bruins player rep

    This action as far as I know is unprecedented in NHL History.

    Where is ANYONE on the team defending Ference? Haven't heard a peep. THAT says all you need to know.

    Ference withdrew after realizing he wasn't getting any votes.

    Players league-wide are outraged.

    Ference will be lucky to make it to March.

    Teammates no longer have his back. As the ULTIMATE Bruin, Shawn Thornton said "he has some splainin' to do!".

    Listen to Brad Park.

    The "high fiving" among Ference and his co-conspirators at 3:00 AM that morning  is despicable.
     
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    This action as far as I know is unprecedented in NHL History. Where is ANYONE on the team defending Ference? Haven't heard a peep. THAT says all you need to know. Ference withdrew after realizing he wasn't getting any votes. Players league-wide are outraged. Ference will be lucky to make it to March. Teammates no longer have his back. As the ULTIMATE Bruin, Shawn Thornton said "he has some splainin' to do!". Listen to Brad Park. The "high fiving" among Ference and his co-conspirators at 3:00 AM that morning  is despicable.
    Posted by BrainDoctorDanny


    It's not unprecedented for a player rep to hang it up after a year or two. Happens all the time. And if "players league-wide are outraged," then 21 other player reps are in trouble, not just Ference. He didn't do whatever he did alone. 

    Anyway, here's a "peep" for you, from today's Globe:

    //Mark Stuart and Dennis Wideman confirmed that they will be the club’s new leadership duo in all things related to the embattled NHL Players Association. Earlier this week, defenseman Andrew Ference notified teammates that he had lost his desire to continue as the player representative, leading Stuart to step up from the alternate’s job and Wideman to fill that spot.


    “I need to inform myself as much as I can,’’ said Stuart, who dismissed any suggestion that the dressing room had become divided under Ference because of his role in seeing that Paul Kelly was fired as NHLPA executive director. “Andrew Ference did great work for us over two years. It’s a big-time commitment and he decided he didn’t want to do it anymore.’’//
     

     
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    Re: Ference ousted as Bruins player rep

    Thanks Duinne. Asked and answered. Dogwhacker chill.
     
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