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Bruins owner's labor stance hurting team?

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09:29 AM ET 11.11 | It is no surprise at all, but Jeremy Jacobs, the militant Boston owner who acts as chairman of the Board of Governors, is in full support of a plan that would benefit his pockets at the expense of his team. This, after all, is the individual whose miserly ways finally drove Raymond Bourque out of Boston in search of a Stanley Cup. The league's latest proposal not only calls for an immediate dive to a 50/50 split of hockey-related revenue, but allows for only one season of transition -- this one. This means that the cap for 2013-14 would be set at approximately $59.4 million, thus leaving numerous clubs with essentially no space to sign (or re-sign) the approximately 250 players whose contracts are due to expire following this season. Under this scenario, the Bruins -- who do not have an NHL goaltender under contract for next season -- would have approximately $6 million available to fill eight roster spots after placing Marc Savard on long-term injury list.

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November 11, 2012  09:39 AM ET

It should be law that no team owner can be a JJ.

November 11, 2012  09:40 AM ET

It should be law that no team owner can be a JJ.

November 11, 2012  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

It should be law that no team owner can be a JJ.

Happy hunting Rex.

November 11, 2012  10:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

It should be law that no team owner can be a JJ.

Justa Jerk?

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November 11, 2012  01:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

It should be law that no team owner can be a JJ.

Okay I gave this 30 seconds to ponder. Jeremy Jacobs, Jerry Jones. Who else is there?

November 11, 2012  01:50 PM ET

"Bruins owner's labor stance hurting team?"

No, you moron! It's us, the fans, you're hurting!

November 11, 2012  09:44 PM ET
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I love my Bruins but its really hard to defend this guy.

There's no defending any of the owners.

November 12, 2012  08:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

There's no defending any of the owners.

Never a truer word typed, but isn't this par for the course for Mr. Jacobs?

November 12, 2012  11:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Okay I gave this 30 seconds to ponder. Jeremy Jacobs, Jerry Jones. Who else is there?

Jaromir doesn't own anything does he?

 
November 12, 2012  12:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Never a truer word typed, but isn't this par for the course for Mr. Jacobs?

He did seem to be changing his stripes in recent years though.

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