Re: Is Jeremy Jacobs the worst sports owner in Boston history?
posted at 11/26/2012 8:40 PM EST
In response to stevegm's comment:
In response to SanDogBrewin's comment:
In response to stevegm's comment: [/QUOTE] The cap washed all of those sins away though, as did the embarrassment of the Shero debacle. [/QUOTE]
How was that a debacle ? Shero went to an organization that had Mario and Crosby plus multiple 1st round draft picks in the organization and awaiting to be picked. Shero made an easy decesion, I don't blame that on Jacobs nor Sinden.
Wasn't that simple sandog. The B's virtually announced they had him. Many speculated the difficulty in finding an A list GM, was the constant meddling by ownership, and the historical perception of being cheap. Although I don't totally blame ownership, I'm sure it embarrased them, and drove home the fact that a more positive image may help.
Despite being a solid original 6 franchise, I feel Boston was at or near the bottom of most players and executive wish lists. Think that opinion, true or false, was widely held.
Because of Shero, PC had more clout when he was bargaining for the position, and it's my opinion PC used the leverage to insist on more autonomy, and the gameplan to change perceptions.
Not intended to be entered as fact...just my opinion.
I think Modano while on a plane to Boston getting off while on a layover may have been more of a blackeye on the Franchise. I remember it being announced that he was signed and was coming for his physical.