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Ference gives Montreal crowd a salute, fined

Posted on: April 21, 2011 11:19 pm
Edited on: April 22, 2011 2:35 pm
 
Boston Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference was fined $2,500 for his post-goal celebration in the second period of Game 4 on Thursday. 

Cameras caught Ference flip the Bell Centre crowd the bird after he scored to make it a one-goal game. The Bruins eventually won the game, 5-4, in overtime to even the best-of-7 series at 2-2. The NHL announced the fine -- the largest allowed under the collective bargaining agreement -- on Friday. 

The Globe and Mail reports what what CBC analyst Glenn Healy said after the gesture and whether punishment was warranted: 
“It’s what he does after he scores the goal that enrages me,” Healy said. “Andrew Ference, you better get ready to open up your wallet because this little act here after you scored the goal ... isn’t called for.”

There's also the possibility of a suspension. The NHL suspended Canadiens defenseman James Wisniewski, who was then with the New York Islanders, two games for an obscene gesture in October.

Since this is family website, let's just say Wisniewski's gesture was just slightly more graphic than what Ference did Thursday. 

Here's a look:


-- A.J. Perez
Comments

Since: May 30, 2010
Posted on: April 23, 2011 10:53 am
 

Ference gives Montreal crowd a salute, fined

Fact is these guys are the pros not the drunks in the stands. Ever heard of code of conduct? They were put there for reasons like this. And little kids see these guys as larger than life, not the swearing fans.



Since: Nov 20, 2007
Posted on: April 23, 2011 8:48 am
 

Ference gives Montreal crowd a salute, fined

this is not a homer based statement.  i am not a bruins fan or a queeb, by any means, but i think the players should show some heart and emotion on the ice.  flipping the bird to the fans, especially the opposing fans, is good for the sport.  the fans may react as offended, but you know and i know, this is the stuff that gets that "fanhood" motor running!  fining players for this type of positive emotional outburst is NO BIG DEAL.  as long as they don't start suspending players, its cool.  this is one of the last few forms of fan/player interaction that is left for NHL games.  back when (70s/80s), the fans were still within arms reach of the players, but hockey players are now a HUGE investment for the clubs, so protecting them and the fans (due to potential lawsuits) is a good idea.  let the fans flip-off the players and let the players flip-off the fans.  keeping the emotions hot and allowing this type of interaction with the plexi barrier is GOOD for the game of hockey.  GO PENS!



Since: Apr 25, 2008
Posted on: April 22, 2011 11:43 pm
 

Ference gives Montreal crowd a salute, fined




Since: Apr 25, 2008
Posted on: April 22, 2011 11:02 pm
 

Ference gives Montreal crowd a salute, fined




Since: Nov 30, 2010
Posted on: April 22, 2011 10:15 pm
 

Ference gives Montreal crowd a salute, fined

Nahhh.  Not off at all.  1.6 million divided by 33 million = exactly what I said it did :)

Really hope you are kidding here!  0.05% of 33 million is 16 500.  I doubt a city that size could support a Pee Wee AA team.

If you aren't aware already google "quebec wants to separate" and you'll find some stories talking about how they want to separate from the rest of Canada
I've lived in Montreal for 35 years and voted in the referendums, trust me I don't have to Google anything to know about the separation issue.  For the record, the only reason the Province of Quebec was unsuccessful in its efforts to separate was because 75% of the residents in Montreal voted no...The majority of our fine city is quite proud to be Canadian.  Of course this is a terrible place for a history of Quebec politics so I digress...

Go Habs! 



Since: Jan 17, 2007
Posted on: April 22, 2011 8:43 pm
 

Ference gives Montreal crowd a salute, fined



well written, im a big bruins fan, but its all just a game and cuz a select few ignorant people decide to do something wrong cant pin the whole city/province on that. ive been to many bruins games in montreal when it was the molsen centre and have never been mistreated. or said anything bad about got along well with habs fans sitting around me even with a bruins jersey on.



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: April 22, 2011 7:05 pm
 

Ference gives Montreal crowd a salute, fined

If you aren't aware already good "quebec wants to separate"

Sorry, I meant "google" quebec wants to separate



Since: Aug 4, 2007
Posted on: April 22, 2011 7:03 pm
 

Ference gives Montreal crowd a salute, fined

Definitely right on.  I have always been a habs fan.  Like it or not, the rivary is the most exciting to watch.We can call players from other sides goons or jerks or whatever... It is all good fun.  Maybe Ferrence will be playing for Montreal someday?Maybe Chara will be a Hab?  After all, Claude Julien, Recchi, and  Ryder were habs players.   I don't know why anyone gets so worked up about hockey.  Maybe the players should be better role models for children.




Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: April 22, 2011 7:03 pm
 

Ference gives Montreal crowd a salute, fined

Population of Montreal - 1.6 million, 3.6 million if you consider metro Montreal

Population of Canada - 33 million

I think your math is a bit off...just saying :)

Nahhh.  Not off at all.  1.6 million divided by 33 million = exactly what I said it did :)    
That being said even if you double my percentages it still doesn't mean a thing.   The city of Montreal hardly represents the majority of Canadians in the rest of Canada.....  as a matter of fact it's probably the opposite.   If you aren't aware already good "quebec wants to separate" and you'll find some stories talking about how they want to separate from the rest of Canada.   So to me, they are barely Canadian......   don't like them at all.... and the fact I don't like them makes it even tougher when I read or listen to americans smash all Canadians for what those Shmucks want. 



Since: Nov 30, 2010
Posted on: April 22, 2011 5:14 pm
 

Ference gives Montreal crowd a salute, fined

The city of Montreal represents a whopping .05 percent of the population of Canada.
Population of Montreal - 1.6 million, 3.6 million if you consider metro Montreal

Population of Canada - 33 million

I think your math is a bit off...just saying :)


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