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Jeremy Jacobs Met With The Media Today

from Rich Thompson of the Boston Herald,

The quality of the officiating in the NHL playoffs is a subject matter with staying power in the offseason.

“I think we’re professional sports and I think we suffer with what all professional sports are trying to get done,” Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs, who serves on the NHL Board of Governors, said Tuesday at a Garden press conference.

“We are trying to be perfect without interfering with the game. We try and make all the correct judgments and it’s clear we are not there yet. That’s pretty vague but I’m going to stay that way.”

The Bruins were the victims of several dubious calls over the course of four series against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Columbus Blue Jackets, Carolina Hurricanes and St. Louis Blues.

Jacobs addressed the delicate balance of maintaining the integrity of play on the ice without saturating the game with endless video reviews that take away from fan enjoyment.

“I think we will see some real changes and I’m hopeful that we can do it better in a very quick way,” said Jeremy Jacobs. “It is important that this game not be interrupted but at what cost.”


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Alan's avatar

The argument of “endless video reviews” is incredibly stupid. No one wants that, and I really wish the media would stop making this argument. People want additional reivews on things like the penalties or violations that were missed on scoring plays, and majors. It doesn’t even take very long to do that, seeing as how most broadcasts have plenty of time to review the play to their viewers prior to the next puck drop anyway.

In short, stop making excuses for abysmal officiating and start being receptive to change.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 06/18/19 at 06:39 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

As I remember, Jacob’s has been a staunch opponent of expanding reviews. This past playoffs is going to test how much he continues to tow the company line though.

Posted by TreKronor on 06/18/19 at 07:08 PM ET


“The Bruins were victims of several dubious calls over the course of four series…”

Wow. In every single series the poor Bruins were solely victims.

Even in a pure opinion column that’s aggressively biased and one-sided by intention,
the writer uses makes an argument and cited examples, however selective.

Rich Thompson is not a journalist. He seems more like a homer fan/team PR flak
embedded within a newspaper.

No wonder some Boston fans have such a distorted view of reality.
Many seem to realize how much the team gets away with with consistent
borderline if not clearly suspendible play and bully boy tactics and are
either proud of that as a part of team culture or mildly abashed by it.
Many others seem to be in total denial and think somehow the league is being unfair to them. Outside of that market there appears to be almost a fan consensus that Boston gets away with more than anyone else.

Posted by lefty.30 on 06/18/19 at 07:10 PM ET

WingedRider's avatar

There should be a video review to confirm Jacobs is really alive.

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 06/18/19 at 09:23 PM ET


The Bruins were the victims of several dubious calls

Oh wow.  Just wow.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 06/18/19 at 10:30 PM ET

MurrayChadwick's avatar

Screw it, let’s just take all the human elements out of the game, develop video game teams, that way a computer plays/coaches/officiates, and there’s never anything to complain about.

Posted by MurrayChadwick from Window Seat on the Captain's Ship on 06/19/19 at 09:55 AM ET

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