BOSTON – Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs put an authoritative voice to everybody’s thoughts about this year’s edition of the Bruins. While Boston fell just short of their championship goal while getting eliminated in a Game 6 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks in a highly entertaining Stanley Cup Final, it was a tremendously successful season for a Black and Gold franchise that’s moved into the NHL’s elite over the last few years.
The guy that cashes the Bruins checks from his Delaware North offices in Buffalo expressed pride and appreciation for a hockey club that did nothing but display everything that’s right about NHL hockey during the playoffs.
Jacobs also singled out both Patrice Bergeron and Gregory Campbell for their inspiring efforts to play through painful injuries on the ice while setting the tone for the rest of the team.
“I think our team was terrific this year. I’m very impressed with them. We wound up losing in the sixth game of what probably was the most iconic [Stanley Cup Final series] that I’ve seen in a long time. The Chicago series was terrific,” said Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs. “Two storied franchises, two very aggressive games. It displayed real hockey, terribly physical as it should be and that’s the kind of game it was. I think it was a tribute to hockey. It was a tribute to the Bruins."
“I’m really proud of them. I’m proud of the way they presented themselves. I’m proud of the way they played and proud of the way they represented this city, represented my interests, and the community’s interests. The incidents of Boston and the hardships this community suffered, I thought, was recognized and, if anything, we wanted to win this for the community because I think the community came out looking really good. I think the Bruins were part of that. I know that’s a whole lot more than you asked for, but it gave me a chance to express that as broadly as I can.”
That kind of happiness and satisfaction with the business of the Boston Bruins is a very good thing. It also ensures there won’t be any monumental changes coming anytime soon for the Black and Gold franchise as they sell out the building, put a compelling and popular product on the ice and make annual deep trips into the postseason.