Thursday, September 20, 2012
NHL Lockout Becoming More Real by the Day as Seguin, Ference To Play Across the Pond
The NHL officially locked players out 12:01 a.m. Sunday morning. Since then, players have been dropping like flies, going overseas to play in Russia, Switzerland, Sweden, Germany, the Czech Republic and other countries.
Star players like Alex Ovechkin, Evgeni Malkin, Ilya Kovalchuk and Rick Nash have already shipped out to keep their skills sharp if the lockout ends. News hit home today with reports that two Bruins, Tyler Seguin and Andrew Ference would be taking their talents across the pond.
Seguin has signed with EHC Biel of the Swiss National A League, and Ference with Ceske Budejovice of Czech Extraliga. Ference has some familiarity with the team, as he played for them during the last NHL lockout.
But there is a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, here, if you're down to travel to the Czech Republic. Ference will buy you a beer.