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What Will Jeremy Jacobs’ Legacy Be?

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globem

Jeremy Jacobs, who revealed this past week that he has transferred ownership of the Bruins to his six children, was sole proprietor of the NHL franchise for 44 years, stepping back in recent months as his 80th birthday approaches in January.

Jacobs’s tenure, which began in August 1975, ran virtually in lockstep length with that of Tom Yawkey, who purchased the Red Sox and Fenway Park in February 1933 (cost: $1.25 million) and was seen regularly in his rooftop owner’s box up until the weeks leading to his death in July 1976.

It remains to be seen how Jacobs’s legacy will be viewed over time, both in Boston and around the NHL. Well into the first quarter-century of his ownership, he was villainized as an absentee skinflint, interested far more in shaping the franchise into a cash cow than investing in the player talent that could vie for Stanley Cup championships.

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