Between his humor and smarts, Andrew Ference  is one of the more interesting professional athletes to follow on Twitter. Given that, it should come as no surprise that the Bruins defenseman, who was on hand for this weekend’s negotiations, celebrated the end of the lockout with both humor and a sincere apology for leaving so many without hockey.
Ference, an environmentalist who offsets his travel throughout the season’s impact by purchasing carbon credits, kicked things off with a simple thumbs up and later tweeted a picture of the assembled media in New York with a “Game on”  caption before adding the following:
On a more serious note, the veteran blueliner expressed remorse over the 113-day lockout.
As players we can now do what we do best. Proudly pull on our jerseys and play with complete passion for our cities and fans. ‘ Andrew Ference (@Ferknuckle) January 6, 2013 
I hope that we can replace the intense negativity brought on our sport with a reminder of how great it can be when the action is on the ice.
‘ Andrew Ference (@Ferknuckle) January 6, 2013 
From my grandparents to our B’s fans, I am deeply sorry that we had to miss so much hockey. All we can do now is play our hearts out for you ‘ Andrew Ference (@Ferknuckle) January 6, 2013