ESPN-Boston Bruins defenseman and former NHLPA player rep for the team Andrew Ference tweeted Wednesday that a lot of players traveled to New York City for NHLPA meetings.
"We have the whole team on the train down to NYC, even picked up an
Oiler, Coyote, Penguin and Predator. #theplayers," Ference posted on
Twitter early Wednesday afternoon.The Bruins reportedly had the largest showing of any NHL team. N
Despite the players showing up to the meetings, early reports still point towards a lock-out. However Milan Lucic is optimistic thatby the players going down to New York it shows that they want to play.
"It's good that a lot of guys are going to find out where we're at as a
union. We're going to have some long meetings tonight and tomorrow
morning, and we're going to get more clarity of what to expect over the
next few weeks...With all of the players showing up, it shows that we're against the
lockout and we want this game to grow and continue. It's no secret that
the game has grown tremendously over the last few years and it's headed
in a really good direction. [Union head] Don [Fehr] is very black and
white with us, so we know exactly what's going on. The large attendance
in New York City really shows our solidarity."