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Typical Jacobs

from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE,

Winnipeg Jets representation at a recent NHL Board of Governors meeting piped up to say it was opposed to engaging in a long, bloody lockout sure to stymie their franchise’s momentum and hurt the game of hockey.

It wasn’t Winnipeg owner Mark Chipman, but rather one of the alternate governors representing the Jets.

Bruins Principal Owner and Chairman of the Board of Governors Jeremy Jacobs answered by reprimanding the Winnipeg representative as one of the “new kids on the block” and informed him that he would know when he was allowed to speak in the NHL board room. 

That’s the kind of hawkish, dismissive, bully mentality that's driving the bus for the NHL lockout that's now cancelled games through the middle of December.

It’s also the reason why Bruins fans should hold Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs personally responsible.

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J.J. from Kansas's avatar

Seravelli’s story: Snider’s sick of leaving money on the table and his bosses at Comcast are getting antsy, so he’s trying to get the ball rolling toward a settlement behind the scenes, raises no such red flags for me. In addition, when pressed for background information on Marek Vs Wyshynski, Seravelli had a truckload of it.

The real tinfoil-hat consideration here is that Haggerty works for CSNNE.com, so he has the same “bosses” at Comcast as Snider.

If I had to choose one or the other to outright believe while having to outright call the other one a liar, I’d hitch my wagon to Seravelli as well.  It’s also believable that the telephone game took its toll on Haggerty and that what he heard from his trusted sources was already exaggerated and then he added an extra layer of exaggeration on itself so that the story as it was published didn’t happen, but something close enough to it actually did so as not to make it a “complete fabrication” as it’s being called.

That said, all things considered I believe that there’s more truth to Haggerty’s story than exaggeration.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 11/29/12 at 02:49 PM ET

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It’s also believable that the telephone game took its toll on Haggerty and that what he heard from his trusted sources was already exaggerated…

That said, all things considered I believe that there’s more truth to Haggerty’s story than exaggeration.

That, I’ll buy. While it wouldn’t surprise if Winnipeg’s alternate governor and Jacobs both think along the lines that Haggerty’s insinuating, the specific interaction seems too blunt and stereotypical to have actually occurred. These guys all have egos. If Jacobs smacks down a newish governor as a noob in front of the other 40 people in the room, that’s gonna make a dozen other noobs mad and, probably, vindictive/uncooperative.

Posted by larry on 11/29/12 at 03:06 PM ET

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Matthew Sekeres ‏@mattsekeres
Am told by 2 NHL sources that #Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs forced employees to pay tax on 2011 Stanley Cup rings. About $7K per ring. Cont…

Matthew Sekeres ‏@mattsekeres
Some support staff couldn’t afford the tax up front, so players stepped up and covered the cost so they could get rings too.

Then again, if this is true, Jacobs is certainly a miserable enough bastard to spit in the face of another governor for no reason when he could have accomplished the same thing through less ignorant methods.

Which still begs the question, who, exactly, voted someone like this President of the Board of Governors? There are more than enough owners that would be put-off by this type of behavior and/or don’t have interests that align with Jacobs that one would think they’d just all vote for someone else, that someone being “whoever.”

Posted by larry on 11/29/12 at 05:10 PM ET

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