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Andrew Ladd doesn’t want Jeremy Jacobs “spewing his stuff” in players-owners meeting

Nov 30, 2012, 4:18 PM EDT

Jeremy Jacobs AP

Has Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs replaced NHL commissioner Gary Bettman as Player Enemy No. 1?

Lately, it seems that way.

Here, for example, is Jets captain Andrew Ladd (to the Winnipeg Free Press) on the proposed players-owners meeting:

“It could be a good idea…if it’s something where we could get all 30 owners in the same room with representatives from each team and talk, just so they know where we’re sitting and where everybody stands then, yeah, it could be positive.

“But only if it’s done in the right way. If it’s still the same guys from their end talking… if it’s Jeremy Jacobs in there spewing his stuff, I don’t think it’s going to move this process forward.”

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Josh Yohe, if the players had a choice between Bettman and Jacobs in the room, they’d take the commissioner.

No word if Jets ownership feels the same way.

  1. elemeno89 - Nov 30, 2012 at 4:40 PM

    in my nowhere near professional opinion, jeremy jacobs sounds like a real meenie weenie.

  2. zetaone - Nov 30, 2012 at 4:45 PM

    Is it just me or is Jeremy Jacobs even more disliked than Jerry Jones(NFL)? I mean Boston fans even have quarrels with the guy..

    • itsallniceonice - Nov 30, 2012 at 4:49 PM

      Quarrels? Dude we hate him.

    • mmcneels81 - Nov 30, 2012 at 6:50 PM

      We Cowboys fans absolutely loathe Jerry Jones for hiring himself as GM, driving the franchise into a ditch, then refusing year after year after miserable year to set his ego aside and fire himself. Other teams’ fans seem to dislike him as well for whatever reason (but not nearly as much as actual Cowboys fans do). But at least he’s not spearheading a lockout and f-ing everything up for everybody!

      • zetaone - Nov 30, 2012 at 8:39 PM

        I didn’t know Cowboys fans disliked him that much. I figured the 3 Superbowls he brought in the 90s earned him some leeway. I definitely see the frustration in fans every time I catch cowboys games though. Non cowboys fans don’t like him (IMO) because he’s like a mini Steinbrenner. Wealthy beyond imagination, seemingly trying to buy championships. He physically embodies the word ‘greed’. I think that rubs people the wrong way. Although it could just be me.

      • mmcneels81 - Nov 30, 2012 at 10:59 PM

        That’s a misconception. You can’t buy championships in the NFL anymore. The salary cap prevents it. Most teams spend to the cap. Jerry has no advantage there. If the Cowboys were the NFL version of the Yankees, they’d be making the playoffs most years and actually winning sometimes.

        Those early 90s superbowl teams were put together by Jimmy Johnson and paid for by Jerry Jones. Jerry got greedy (because that is his nature) and ran Jimmy off thinking (incorrectly) that he could do it all by himself and take all the credit. He still suffers from this delusion. That’s really what it is – a delusion. I believe the man honestly thinks he’s some kind of God. He also has a compulsive need to whip out his ego and stroke it publicly… which is kind of… irritating. No, by my calculation, Jerry’s leeway in Dallas ran out in 2006. Now pretty much everyone wants him dead… er, gone I mean.

  3. hockeyflow33 - Nov 30, 2012 at 4:55 PM

    Yes! I’m so glad this giant db is becoming as hated nationally as he is here in Boston…it’s about time.

  4. solador78 - Nov 30, 2012 at 5:00 PM

  5. chiadam - Nov 30, 2012 at 5:08 PM

    This is the a$$bag that took a shot at Neely for everyone to hear at the Bruins Cup parade, which was even more disgusting since Neely was standing right there. He’s Mr. Burns.

    • jackdaniels1 - Dec 1, 2012 at 8:33 AM

      He is Mr. Burns, and for me to think he turned the corner…was I wrong. Just die already Jeremy

  6. navyteach - Nov 30, 2012 at 5:09 PM

    Jacobs has been a historically cheap owner of one the richest franchises in the NHL. He reminds me of Mike Brown in Cincinnati aside from the fact that Brown is too cheap to pay for a GM. I’d argue that Brown is probably the cheapest of all the owners. Wait, I forgot about Loria.

    Jacobs bought the Bruins and 1975 and the team didn’t win a championship for 36 years. They’ve had some great players with poor supporting casts due to Jacob’s penny-pinching ways.

    He should sell the team to Robert Kraft.

    • hockeyflow33 - Dec 1, 2012 at 12:51 AM

      I hate when people cite that he’s spent to the cap the past few years to exculpate his near-40 years of horrendous ownership. Spending all your money poorly isn’t enough.

  7. joeyashwi - Nov 30, 2012 at 5:27 PM

    I feel sorry for the Bruins fans. No free agents will want to play for a team owned by a guy like that.

    • hockeyflow33 - Dec 1, 2012 at 12:53 AM

      I don’t know how true this is but there was a story after the last lockout that Forsberg was on his way here to Boston to sign when, mid-flight, he said what am I doing and the plane actually turned around.

  8. mnwildfan15 - Nov 30, 2012 at 5:44 PM

    Which owner is hated more by fans Jacobs or Norm Green??

    • lostpuppysyndrome - Nov 30, 2012 at 9:03 PM

      Ehhhh, I’m sure you could throw Peter Pocklington in there too…

  9. capesouth - Nov 30, 2012 at 6:52 PM

    I do wonder how the Bruins would have been without Jacobs and less penny-pinching over the years. Having an owner who spends wildly isnt the necessarily better though. I will say, they have spent decent money in recent years. It also speaks to the effectiveness of Chiarelli. An owner who players don’t hate would be nice though.

  10. billsin20xx - Nov 30, 2012 at 8:25 PM

    An example of his being a jerk – in Buffalo his brother was a world class doctor, a MS neuro specialist, one of the best and a tremendous person. He died 10 years ago of cancer. So, the Jacobs foundation decides to donate a huge amount of money to the hospital. What do you think should it have been for MS or cancer research? How about neither, he made it a cardio donation. He probably has heart problems!

  11. joeyashwi - Nov 30, 2012 at 9:01 PM

    mnwildfan- Norm Green hands down. Taking a pro hockey team out of Minnesota and moving it to Texas is ridiculous and inexcusable.

    • lostpuppysyndrome - Nov 30, 2012 at 9:05 PM

      Kinda sad that Texas has 4 professional hockey teams, and 3 of which are playing right now, and MN has 1 that isn’t.

  12. dhillca - Nov 30, 2012 at 10:26 PM

    lostpuppysyndrome | Nov 30, 2012, 10:05 PM AST
    Kinda sad that Texas has 4 professional hockey teams, and 3 of which are playing right now, and MN has 1 that isn’t.
    How long did it take you to research that useless fact?

  13. mnwildfan15 - Nov 30, 2012 at 10:46 PM


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