Cam Neely is fed up with the way his team is covered by the local media.
The Bruins’ president said so yesterday on the “Felger and Massarotti” show on WBZ-FM in Boston.
And to drive home his point, he dropped an f-bomb.
“First of all, I hate missing playoff hockey, and obviously I bear some responsibility for that,” Neely told co-host Michael Felger.
“I understand that you guys all have a job to do, but the questions sometimes are aggravating because it’s more about stirring the pot than really finding out [expletive] information.”
At which point co-host Tony Massarotti reacted like so:
After a second consecutive playoff miss, Neely conceded that his job would “probably” be on the line in 2016-17. Earlier in the week, he outlined three specific areas where the Bruins’ roster needed to be improved this offseason.
At the same time, Neely wants to build a team that can have “success for a longer window,” meaning he has to balance the desire to fix things in the short term with what’s best for the long-term future of the organization.
And that’s not easy, especially in a market that’s become pretty used to winning titles.
“If things are going well, it’s a little bit more comfortable all the way around,” Neely said. “It’s our job to make sure things are going well, and the last couple of years they haven’t gone well.”