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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: Feb 20, 2007
Posted on: April 22, 2011 2:10 am
 

Bruins' Ference gives Montreal crowd a salute

NOTHING WRONG WITH TELLING THE HABS WHOS NUMBER 1. <br /> <br /> WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS FRICKEN FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION HERE. <br /> <br /> CAN  I SAY HE'S JUST PHUCKING THEM<br /> <br /> <br />




Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: April 22, 2011 2:04 am
 

Bruins' Ference gives Montreal crowd a salute



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