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The vindication of Andrew Ference

It's taking too long, but the rest of the NHL is finally coming around to it: He was right!

Originally Published: February 17, 2011
By Johnette Howard | ESPN.com

If you don't pay close attention to the NHL or, worse, you long ago wrote off the league as some holding pen for knuckle-dragging goons with jack-o'-lantern grins, you probably missed one of the most interesting subplots of this season. The vindication of Boston Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference has been a slowly coalescing but steadily building story since he was ripped for breaking "the code" among NHL players. Ference's criticism of a hit by one of his teammates came a full week before ...

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