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“I think that it speaks to what’s now become sort of the Boston model. People do want to copy what you’re doing because of the success we’re seeing. We didn’t win this year, (but) we got to the Final the year before — these are enviable positions to be in.”

“It’s a leadership team and Cam (Neely) leads and is part of it Starting with Charlie (Jacobs), through Peter (Chiarelli), through Claude (Julien) and Cam. I think they have met and exceeded our expectations, my expectations at least. I think we’ve done a terrific job to create a winning institution. I think we have delivered on what we promised.”

-Jeremy Jacobs, owner of the Boston Bruins on the reports of assistant GM Jim Benning being named GM of the Vancouver Canucks.  More from Mike Cole of NESN.

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TreKronor's avatar

Jeremy Jacobs - the NHL’s most humble owner.

Posted by TreKronor on 05/20/14 at 01:11 PM ET

shanetx's avatar

I wish there were a way to quantify how many fans these sports have lost since technology, social media, and the 24 hour news cycle gave owners like Jacobs and his force field of smug superiority so much overexposure.  Not to mention the Donald Sterlings, Jimmy Irsays, and Jerry Joneses of the world.

Posted by shanetx from Floydada, Texas on 05/20/14 at 01:38 PM ET

SYF's avatar

“That’s what happens when you have success,” Neely said during Bruins upper management’s season-end news conference at TD Garden. “The other teams look at other organizations that have had success and start inquiring about your management group. It’s something that a lot of good organizations have had to deal with over time, and we’re dealing with it now.”

Keep up at the back, Neely.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 05/20/14 at 04:53 PM ET

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