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Will NHL Players Avoid Boston

from Russ Conway of the Eagle Tribune,
Everybody has heard the old proverb: Be careful of what you wish for. Well, with the National Hockey League finally in its reconstruction mode, those words of wisdom fit the current Bruins situation as snug as one of the new spandex, Spiderman-type uniforms that goaltenders may be required to wear as part of their downsized equipment. Now that team owner Jeremy Jacobs has gotten his wish — a league-wide player salary cap at approximately $39 million and a formula linking 54 percent of NHL team revenues to player costs — his hard-line role in negotiations and the season-wasting lockout may come back to bite his team in the new Ice Age. Hard bargaining is one thing. But insiders repeatedly told yours truly that Jacobs often became condescending when in attendance during ongoing negotiating meetings as one of the owner representatives. His attitude, sprinkling sarcasm as he lectured players and union reps or looked at his watch while others spoke, became a counter-productive irritant.

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