Well, the Boston Bruins bleed a little more black and gold today. Bruins center Tyler Seguin has signed on with EHC Biel of the Swiss National A League. (According to the Toronto Free Press.) Tyler will play there during the NHL lockout. Tyler, a Brampton, Ontario native recently signed a six-year, $34.5 million contract extension with the Bruins. Tyler will return to the Bruins once the lockout ends.
it looks like Andrew Ference will be returning to HC Mountfield Ceske Budejovice in the Czech League, according to a CSNNE.com report. He previously skated with the team during the NHL lockout of the 2004-05 season. “During the last lockout you saw some guys that stayed behind when others went to Europe or played in the AHL. Those guys fell a step behind the other players when the NHL got started again, and they had a really difficult time catching up to the pace,” said Ference. “I’m in the last year of my deal and I can’t afford to just sit around and allow the intensity to dial down in my workouts.”
We keep bleeding Bruins. It’s real disheartening. I can’t blame the players. They’ve got to keep their level of play up and they need to stay competitive. I also know that we’ll get them all back when(and if) the lockout ends. The lockout has only been going for five days, and the players are leaving left and right. I think NHLPA director Fehr deserves a lot of credit. He told the players what was coming, and to prepare for it accordingly.
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