From The Edmonton Journal:
Ference, who was part of the strong leadership inner circle in Boston, knows how to talk the talk and walk the walk. This is not some guy who is just good in the locker-room. He is good, where it counts - on the 200-by-85-foot sheet of ice as well.
Just take it from his former boss, Boston general manager Peter Chiarelli, who's part of Hockey Canada's selection committee for the 2014 Sochi Olympics men's team.
"Andy's a competitive little s.o.b.," Chiarelli said. "He plays harder than his size (five-foot-11, 189 pounds).