Re: Top 5 Reasons Chiarelli Should Be Fired
posted at 2/25/2011 12:46 PM EST
In Response to Re: Top 5 Reasons Chiarelli Should Be Fired
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Top 5 Reasons Chiarelli Should Be Fired : That's because I know what the Bruins do under Jacobs. We've seen this act before. You or no one else buying it, is something I could care less about. It's still my opinion. Am I "show me" person. This team needs to show me they are for real. You are bought and sold. I am not. You just can't handle that other opinion you don't like to read. That sounds like you have behavioral issues.
Posted by BBReigns[/QUOTE]
JJ was in the black pre-lockout, yet he was one of the primary people behind it.
This guy is not stupid. he was/is well aware of his rep. JJ himself pulled out and put little Chuckie in charge. Then when Chuckie started sweating profusely in front of the cameras and saying idiotic things, they made sure to get him out. And thought to themselves... hmmmm, who did the fans really like... how about Cam Neely?
Smart move. Nothing you can do about the image of Montgomery Burns and his little Lord Fauntleroy son, so get them out of the picture.
When was the last time you saw their name in print?
If you've been watching carefully, it's when little Chuckie wins equestrian competitions.
Again, JJ isn't stupid. He took every insurance that he could to make owning an NHL team a turn key business. Doesn't matter who owns the team, the cap is the cap and they are all set. If you look at the current cap and do the math, they are spending less than they did before the lockout. And he's making money. And that's all that matters for him.
The business depends highly upon the gate since the money isn't there for the tv rights. If the team loses and the fans are disgruntled he loses the gate. It is in his best interest that the team does well.
Note "does well".
Sure a Stanley Cup would be a good thing, but being very competitive is the goal.
He sure doesn't know anything about hockey, but he probably doesn't know anything about making good hot dogs or brewing good beer.
So he knows he has to hire management to do that.
He's learned that it isn't such a great idea to keep the same management in place for 400 years.
He knows it would appease the fans if a team is perceived
to be non competitive.
So there you have it. Do you like to visit the vending machine at work for your afternoon snack? Hate the vending machine owner all you want, he's gathered together all the other vending machine owners and are price fixing.
And that's the NHL today. Buy a snack from the vending machine or go somewhere else.