Charlie Jacobs, the new CEO of the company that owns the Boston Bruins, is not happy with the current state of the hockey club.
And that’s an understatement.
“I’d say without question this has been a very disappointing year,” Jacobs said today, per CSN New England. “It’s unacceptable the way that this team has performed given the amount of time, money and effort that’s been spent on this team. To see it delivered the way it has is unacceptable. I can tell you that at the moment it’s a very fluid situation that’s being monitored closely. I don’t have any answers for why we’re under-performing because if I did I would have tried them long ago.”
Safe to say, club president Cam Neely and GM Peter Chiarelli aren’t going to feel any less pressure to get the B’s back on track. Jacobs confirmed today that he “had several meetings in the last 24 hours” with the pair.
While adding a top-six winger would be a start for the Bruins, their problems won’t likely be solved that simply. This is a group that isn’t doing anything particularly well right now.
Captain Zdeno Chara remains confident, however.
“We will make it happen,” said Chara. “We don’t just believe it will happen, we will make it happen. For this team the ultimate goal is to get our game back, and play with the system, structure and confidence.
“We are not discouraged. We’re obviously disappointed that we’re not where we feel like we should be. We’re going to be working really hard to get it back where it’s supposed to be.”
The Bruins are in Pittsburgh tomorrow to play the Penguins (on NBCSN).
P.S. — Jacobs is the son of longtime owner Jeremy Jacobs, who still, at the age of 74, plans on “being very active in the business.”
P.P.S. — Brad Marchand and Torey Krug had a bit of a scuffle at today’s practice, but they hugged it out.