Monday, July 21, 2008


Boston Bruins

Hub city hubub

Rumors that Jeremy Jacobs is trying to sell the Bruins no doubt caused some hope for the Original Six club's fans, but Jacobs and his son quickly told The Boston Globe that the talk is not true.

"I can say with great confidence that it's not on the market," Charlie Jacobs, executive vice president of the Bruins, told The Globe. "My dad enjoys operating the team and having a say in what happens here, as do I."

Jacobs told The Globe: "That's not happening. Nothing there. Absolutely zero. Zip. I don't think that's happening in my lifetime."

The elder Jacobs also owns TD Banknorth Garden and a chunk of NESN, so last week's news that Wyc Grousbeck, one of four managing partners of the NBA's Boston Celtics, was interested in buying a piece of the Los Angeles Kings led to obvious questions about whether Grousbeck would instead direct his attention and money toward the Bruins.

Grousbeck had no comment for The Globe.

"He's shopping it to his billionaire buddies," a nonteam source who deals on a regular basis with members of the Bruins' front office had told The Globe about Jacobs.