Not sure how we've never seen this before but the headline says it all.
Amazing. This is kinda how we sound every morning we wake up and there's no new CBA in place.
Also, video is still kinda relevant even after all these years. Earlier today Joe Haggerty wrote a column bitch slapping Jacobs for bullying teams into prolonging the lockout.
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.
Meanwhile, Jacobs is wiping his eyes with $100 bills while irate fans can't cancel their season tickets.
Love him or hate him, Haggs hits the spot in his final graphs:
Bruins fans can show their disapproval of the Jacobs-led NHL lockout by canceling season tickets, switching to the AHL or college hockey instead of the local NHL product, or simply changing the channel when the games come back. For business mavens like Jacobs, that is the only language they understand.
It’s probably not realistic, but it’s something to think about as those that love the NHL try to come up with a way to clearly illustrate to Jacobs, Bettman and Co. that two lengthy work stoppages in eight years is simply unacceptable. The NHL has taken its customers for granted far too often in recent years, and there should be a lesson learned for those league “fathers” that allowed this to happen on their watch.
S/T to our buddy Sean for the video.