Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs’ says team not to be without Stanley Cup for long -NHL Update
It was a thrilling time in Boston when the Bruins won the Stanley Cup after over 40 years of trying in a Game 7 victory against Vancouver Canucks in the 2011 National Hockey League (NHL) Playoffs, but losing in the opening round to Washington Capitals just
killed off all hope and optimism of them being the same championship team.
In a move to keep the heads of Boston fans and players high, Bruins owner, Jeremy Jacobs, came out for the first team after his team lost in the quarterfinals and termed the loss as just being a phase and that they would hoist the cup once again very soon.
Jacobs termed this year’s Stanley Cup as being “on loan” to the team that wins and that Boston would be back to contending for it next time around.
"We've got to tell the Stanley Cup winner this year that the Cup's on loan to them," Jacobs said. "It's going to come back home here in the near term.”
"It was a tremendous year given that last spring we won the Cup. They have a rule in football that they call you're guilty of excessive celebration so we celebrated pretty much. But we are disappointed and you have to understand how difficult it is to repeat
a Stanley Cup, especially after coming off such a long season we had last year," Jacobs added.
While this statement would trigger the need for massive changes in the minds of many, both Jacobs and team president, Cam Neely, have reiterated that there will be no major difference made to the club over their longer than average offseason.
Despite admitting that this year’s loss was very disappointing and not at all what they expected, Jacobs is still very optimistic that his team will return with everything they have got.
Being asked whether Boston was planning on trading veteran goalie, Tim Thomas, the Bruins management answered in the negative, which to many, could have come as a surprise.
It has also been reported that general manager, Peter Chiarelli, and head coach, Claude Julien, will be retaining their positions on the team.