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Statement From Jeremy Jacobs, BOG Chairman

NEW YORK -- Jeremy Jacobs, owner of the Boston Bruins and Chairman of the National Hockey League Board of Governors, today made the following statement announcing ratification of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement with the National Hockey League Players’ Association:

"On behalf of the National Hockey League's Board of Governors, I am pleased to report that today we voted to ratify a new Collective Bargaining Agreement with the National Hockey League Players' Association. Which means, to our fans all around the globe, hockey is back.

"This great game has been gone for far too long, and for that we are truly sorry.

"The Board today also expressed its appreciation for the professionalism and commitment, to our clubs and to the sport, that Commissioner Bettman and Deputy Commissioner Daly displayed throughout this difficult period. Gary, Bill and their staff worked tirelessly from long before the lockout began in an effort to reach a constructive conclusion. Gary and Bill have the complete and unconditional support of the Board – and our gratitude.

"As our League moves toward what we know will be a period of growth for the sport, and a time of great excitement and entertainment for our fans, I would add the appreciation of the Board for the dedication the players showed during the negotiating process – and for their role in securing an agreement that will move the National Hockey League forward in the years ahead. There’s no doubt we all love this game.

"Together our collective future is extremely bright.

"Our only interest now is to look ahead and to focus on what this great game can provide to the best sports fans in the world."

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J.J. from Kansas's avatar

Jacobs’ puppeteers must’ve had a hell of a time trying to figure out how to make his mouth mime the word “sorry”.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 01/09/13 at 05:48 PM ET

Itrusteddrrahmani's avatar

Is this just a written statement, or did he actually say “sorry”.  I find it hard to believe coming from that $#@!

Posted by Itrusteddrrahmani from Nyc by way of A2 on 01/09/13 at 05:55 PM ET


Bullshit upon bullshit upon bullshit.

Posted by BobTheZee on 01/09/13 at 06:07 PM ET


absolutely no mention of Fehr.

Posted by intikiwetrust on 01/09/13 at 09:09 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

And in response, I would like to offer Mr. Jacobs a heartfelt and sincere “go fuch yourself.”

Posted by Hootinani from the parade following Babs out of town on 01/09/13 at 10:48 PM ET

tuxedoTshirt's avatar


Posted by tuxedoTshirt from the Home of the 1937 World Champions on 01/09/13 at 11:05 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

Truly sorry. Neither word has any sincerity coming from this man.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 01/09/13 at 11:08 PM ET

gusoline's avatar

<Sigh>  One can only hope that this statement:

Gary and Bill have the complete and unconditional support of the Board.

has as much sincerity as this statement:

we are truly sorry

Posted by gusoline on 01/10/13 at 08:34 AM ET

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