NHL NEWS: Oilers add Andrew Ference

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As per TSN, the Edmonton Oilers have signed 34 year old defender Andrew Ference to a 4 year deal worth $3.25m per year.

I like Ference, he’s a hard-nosed, committed guy who’s renowned for his work ethic and fitness, but he is no longer the quality top 4 defender he was a couple of years ago.  I don’t mind that the Oilers got him – although they already have plenty of 3rd pairing defencemen – but it’s for a little bit too much money and for about 2 years too long.  Happy to have him and I hope it goes well, but Ference has been one of Boston’s not-so-good players for the last little while, and it concerns me that the Oilers think he’s something more.

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