As expected, Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs attended Wednesday’s press conference with CEO Charlie Jacobs and Cam Neely. Since becoming CEO during the 2014-15 season, Charlie Jacobs had taken over many of the media responsibilities of his father.
Rumor had it that Jeremy Jacobs was not happy with the Bruins’ situation after missing the playoffs in two straight seasons, but the longtime owner gave Neely and his staff a vote of confidence Wednesday.
“He’s my leader right now and I ride with him,” Jacobs said.
Jacobs added that Neely, who played 10 seasons of a Hall of Fame career for the Jacobs-owned Bruins, deserves ample time to try to correct the organization’s path.
“Absolutely. He is the personality that I’m looking forward to seeing,” Jacobs said. “He’s got a clear deck right now to do it.
“He had a difficult year last year, but it wasn’t unanticipated in my mind. They said it would be rocky and it was. And it was disappointing in the end.”
Neely has been the team’s president since the 2010-11 season.