Bruins Press Conference Wed 11:00am
posted at 11/8/2010 4:14 PM EST
I would have been happier if the Globe and Herald ignored the press conference totally. Instead, we get puff pieces like this one:
I hope that it's a no hold barred press conference where the tough questions will be asked, but I'm not holding my breath.
From the article, read it and snicker:
Earlier this month, the junior Jacobs said his family takes very seriously the fans' anger and disappointment at the product, and he said it is shared by everyone associated with the team, from ownership on down.
``I do think it's important in Boston, and particularly that Bruins fans understand what we're trying to do and what we hope to have happen in this transition period," he said. ``It's a real critical time, in my opinion, for the organization, one like we've never faced before."
One area in which Jacobs has vowed improvement is accessibility.
In recent years, the Bruins have taken a beating in terms of public relations, and they want to change that. After losing out on some high-profile free agents -- such as Mike Modano and Peter Forsberg, who reportedly didn't want to play in Boston -- the Bruins scrambled to put together a team in the post-lockout era. Instead of having a Stanley Cup contender, as they promised, their roster had more than its share of overpaid underachievers.
Jacobs has consistently promised better communication, and he believes the team is prepared to turn a corner.
``We've got a lot of changes occurring internally and hopefully soon we'll be able to communicate those to the external [people]," he said. ``There are some principles we're trying to really put our fingers on and say, `This is really what it needs to be about.' We're looking for those in our candidates and hoping to find those attributes.
``It goes without saying a guy has to be able to evaluate skill and all the rest, but there are some parts to this addition that need to be spoken or at least addressed."