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Ference, Kobasew Quotes

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
Andrew Ference

On coming to Boston:
It’s always a bit of a shock to get traded, and I didn’t know where I was going until about 5 minutes after. But obviously when you’re traded to a storied franchise, it’s definitely a little easier to take. It’s something special to play for that kind of city and that kind of team.

On what he knows about the Bruins:
Shaun Donovan and I were good friends and teammates in Calgary, but we [the Flames] don’t play the Bruins that much, so I don’t know a whole lot about style of play. But who doesn’t know about the history and the great pride of the fans.

Chuck Kobasew
On coming to Boston:
I’m really looking forward to it. It is disappointing to leave Calgary, but I did play two years of my career in Boston: one at Boston College and one at Lowell in the AHL. I know the area very well and have always been a Bruins follower.

On what he knows about the Bruins:
I know a bunch of the guys. I’ve played with Shaun Donovan, Marc Savard, Patrice Bergeron, Brad Boyes, and a few defensemen who I played with at BC. I also had Coach Whiteside at Boston College for strength and conditioning.

On his elbow injury:
It was diagnosed on January 26, but I’m back skating already and it [the elbow] is feeling good. I’m just doing my rehab and I hope to be in the lineup as soon as I can.

On what his strengths are:
I think of myself as a hard worker, and I like to use my speed. I take pride in playing hard, and I also like to score goals.
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