Re: Ference- Good Cop / Bad Team Mate
posted at 2/7/2011 12:27 AM EST
In Response to Re: Ference- Good Cop / Bad Team Mate
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Ference- Good Cop / Bad Team Mate : So glad you posted this because it is being totally overlooked. It does seem to me that everyone is piling on everyone's favorite scapegoat, Andrew Ference. Julien and Bergeron both said the same thing as Ference. And, it's the truth. Ference didn't just offer up his opinion either, he was asked. He gave an honest immediate reaction (that he probably now regrets). This all happened about 1 hour after Ference decked Burish as he was sticking up for his teammate Rask. I just think this is being blown totally out of proportion. There is no need to move either player (as a reult of this incident). Teams should be able to work this stuff out. Ference could apologize for possibly putting more heat on Paille (along with Bergeron and Julien, to be fair). Paille could apologize for making a bad hit, giving Dallas a 5 minute PP, and for putting his teammates in a situation where they have to answer these awkward questions in the first place. Let's remember he is the one who did the deed, not Ference.
Posted by Fletcher1[/QUOTE]
This thing is certainly overblown. The team will deal with it. There is no problem. I do think though, DP wishes he hadn't made that hit, and AF probably wishes he had been a little more diplomatic.
The reason AF is in the middle of things now, more than Bergeron, is probably be cause of the follow up interview, where he's attempting to justify his original comments and address the team cohesivness regarding the hit. He just adds fuel to the fire, and comes off defensive and confrontational.
The media, and the marketplace hate unemotional, impersonal, canned responses, however, theres a reason why most people give em.
Ference should have been a bit smarter.
Next game on the docket.....Montreal. Move forward.