BRUINS...ARE THEY READY TO SPEND MONEY...

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It looks like the Boston Bruins are ready to open up the check book and join the other teams in TITLE TOWN.....

It looks like they are the front runners in the HOSSA bidding. Pittsburgh has offered him a large contract to stay and he refused....it could take 8.5m a year to sign this cat...and the Bruins would need to make some moves...I say get it done!! MAY'N!!!:houra
 

winkyduck

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Bruins would be IDIOTS to sign Hossa for that much for as long as they would have to sign him for
 

NoNewbieca

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Then again the Bruins traded away Joe Thornton a franchise player for Marco Sturm and Brad Stuart who won a Cup (with the Wings this year)...not exactly a well run organization.
 
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Bruins got a pass for years because of the futility of the Red Sox and the Patriots. Now that those two organizations have stepped up, it's time for the Bruins to make it happen. New ownership groups for the Pats, Sox, and Celts made the organizations fan friendly and finally spent some money on the players.

The Bruins haven't won the Stanley Cup since 1972--way too long!
 

Salo

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No way Hossa signs with the Bruins, he's the type of player that needs a strong supporting cast to play well. If Marian was smart he would have signed that 5-year deal offered by Pittsburgh and watch his point total rise playing on a line with Sid.
 
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It looks like the Boston Bruins are ready to open up the check book and join the other teams in TITLE TOWN.....

It looks like they are the front runners in the HOSSA bidding. Pittsburgh has offered him a large contract to stay and he refused....it could take 8.5m a year to sign this cat...and the Bruins would need to make some moves...I say get it done!! MAY'N!!!:houra
Antonio,

I"m a lurker and forgot to respond to this yesterday.

Boston can sign 10 Marian Hossa's, but they need to take care of their D situation first. They have a young hot prospect goalie (Former Leaf draft pick), but without a solid D infront of any goalie it will take a miracle for them to win the Cup. Just ask Pittsburgh this. Pittsburgh are a stud D away from becoming a dynasty.
 
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No way Hossa signs with the Bruins, he's the type of player that needs a strong supporting cast to play well. If Marian was smart he would have signed that 5-year deal offered by Pittsburgh and watch his point total rise playing on a line with Sid.

Why Hossa didn't take a 7 or 7.5 from Pitts is all about GREED. The guy woul dfinish his career with HOF numbers.
 
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K...I don't really follow hockey, but I watch NESN every morning and they seem to think Boston will make a push for this cat....I am not sure if he is a good fit....bbut he couldn't hurt!!! IMO!!
 
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This list is pretty accurate. Not as long as he is at the helm:

ESPN.com - Page2 - The List: Worst owners in sports



His arrival almost coincides with the Bruins last Stanley Cup win:

Jeremy M. Jacobs
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
Delaware North Companies
Jeremy M. Jacobs enters his 33rd season as owner of the Boston Bruins. As owner of the team, Mr. Jacobs represents the club on the NHL's Board of Governors, serves on its Executive Committee and in June, 2007, he was elected by his peers to a two-year term as Chairman of the Board of Governors.

His support of the city of Boston has not been limited to the ownership stability he has brought to the franchise. It was his vision and determination that made the privately-financed TD Banknorth Garden a reality in 1995, and his commitment to keeping the building a true showcase has led to a series of improvements, including a spectacular high-definition scoreboard. The state-of-the art building serves as the home arena for the Bruins and Celtics, hosts quality family shows and concerts and has brought a host of prestigious national events to the city including most recently the 2004 Democratic National Convention and the 2006 NCAA Women?s Basketball championship tournament.

In addition to his business commitments in Boston, Mr. Jacobs is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Delaware North Companies, one of the world's leading hospitality and foodservice companies. Its family of companies includes DNC Parks & Resorts, DNC Travel Hospitality Services, Sportservice, DNC International, TD Banknorth Garden, and DNC Gaming & Entertainment. Delaware North is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States with $2 billion in annual revenue and 40,000 associates serving hundreds of millions of customers in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. The company?s operations include global sports stadia and arenas, worldwide airports, destination resorts, national and state parks and gaming and entertainment venues.

In recognition for his work in the travel and hospitality industry, Mr. Jacobs serves on a fifteen-member U.S. Travel and Tourism Advisory Board, whose members are appointed by the Secretary of Commerce and approved by the White House. Mr. Jacobs is currently serving his second term on this Board.

Over the years one of the company's hallmarks is its dedication to the communities where it operates. Mr. Jacobs created the Boston Bruins Foundation in 2003, which formalized the Bruins' multitude of community activities and brought his personal passion for children's charities and sports together to create opportunities for underprivileged youth. The Foundation is in addition to the extensive community involvement that the company and Mr. Jacobs has through the TD Banknorth Garden's community outreach programs.

In addition to Boston, Mr. Jacobs' work with the United Way has not only benefited the communities where the company operates, it has also earned him the designation as part of the Million-Dollar Roundtable of donors. He has also been named to the Jeremiah Milbank Society for his dedication to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. The company has received countless awards for social responsibility, community service and environmental stewardship. Over the last several years, Delaware North and the Jacobs family have donated millions of dollars back to the communities where the company operates.

Mr. Jacobs is also a generous supporter of academic endeavors. He is a benefactor of the University of Buffalo and has served as chairman, trustee and director of the UB Foundation, chairman of the President's Board of Visitors, and advisor to the School of Management in addition to serving as chairman of the University of Buffalo Council since 1998.

Mr. Jacobs is an avid golfer and his ownership of the Bruins continues a family tradition at the helm of a sports franchise. Mr. Jacobs owned the Cincinnati Royals basketball team in the 1960s and his father owned both minor league baseball and hockey teams. He was inducted into the Western New York Sports Hall of Fame in 2006.

He and his wife Margaret have six children, 18 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Three of his children have homes in the Boston and New England area.
 

Flamingo kid

Everybody's hands go UP!
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Don't matter they dont have a world class goalie. Tim Thomas isn't winning any cups anytime soon.
 
#13
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Bruins have disappointed and been crappy for a long long time. It stinks. It also makes you appreciate the better home town teams.
 

Deuce

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He will go to where he can win and also get some cash. If Detroit offered him a contract he would eat it up for less cash. Everyone wants to play in Detroit. It's not called Hockey Town for nothing.
 
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He will go to where he can win and also get some cash. If Detroit offered him a contract he would eat it up for less cash. Everyone wants to play in Detroit. It's not called Hockey Town for nothing.
THEY HAVE NO CAP ROOM RIGHT NOW THOU!!!
 
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True. Many would take a pay cut to play there and win.

OR THEY COULD MOVE SOME GUYS TO MAKE ROOM....BUT HOSSA WANTS THE BIG PAY DAY AND I THINK THE BRUINS ARE READY TO MAKE THE DEAL..


WEEI REPORTING 12 YEARS....100MILLION.

THE GUY WOULD BE 41 AT THE END OF THAT DEAL...LOL!!
 

Deuce

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OR THEY COULD MOVE SOME GUYS TO MAKE ROOM....BUT HOSSA WANTS THE BIG PAY DAY AND I THINK THE BRUINS ARE READY TO MAKE THE DEAL..


WEEI REPORTING 12 YEARS....100MILLION.

THE GUY WOULD BE 41 AT THE END OF THAT DEAL...LOL!!
Buried. He isn't even that good. Datsyuk and Zetterberg clown all over him. Hell, I'd rather have Franzen or Holmstrom than Hossa. 100mil, lol.
 

Salo

EOG Dedicated
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He will go to where he can win and also get some cash. If Detroit offered him a contract he would eat it up for less cash. Everyone wants to play in Detroit. It's not called Hockey Town for nothing.<!-- google_ad_section_end -->
Great call Deuce - you nailed it! Did you have some insider info or are you a friend of Rich Winter's?
 
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