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BOSTON -- When Bruins president Cam Neely, owner Jeremy Jacobs and principal Charlie Jacobs met with the media Thursday afternoon at the Garden to discuss their club's recently completed season, they were easily outnumbered by the reporters and cameramen on hand. That wasn't a problem. It's only when the Bruins have a numerical superiority that they have a problem. Boston's issues on the power play during its first-round loss to Washington were a frequent source of questions during the session, and the Bruins brass didn't try to sugarcoat those struggles or the impact they had on the series. "We got...

Cam Neely Sees 'Holes' in Bruins Roster, Expects to Be Active in Free Agency (Video)

The Boston Bruins didn't end their 2011-12 campaign the way they hoped or anticipated. On Thursday, Bruins president Cam Neely made a point of it to explain that a first-round exit just isn't acceptable any more. Neely spoke at length about his vision for the team and his feeling that the B's severely underachieved this season, given the team's early playoff exit...

Cam Neely Not Looking to Make Major Changes, Might Be Best Course of Action for Bruins

BOSTON -- Bruins president Cam Neely termed the club's first-round exit in this year's playoffs "unacceptable." But Neely wisely isn't looking to clean house just one year removed from a Stanley Cup championship. Speaking at an end of season news conference with owner Jeremy Jacobs and principal Charlie Jacobs, Neely expressed his continuing confidence in the...

Cam Neely Calls Early Exit from Playoffs 'Unacceptable,' Bruins Leadership Remains Confident in Club's Direction

BOSTON -- In 2011, the Bruins played later in the calendar year than ever before, a postseason run that ended with the hoisting of the Stanley Cup on June 15. This year, the skates were packed away and the hopes to defending that title dashed before the end of April after falling to Washington in the opening round. Thursday at the Garden, Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs, principal Charlie...

Bruins' Biggest Question in Offseason Is What to Do With Tim Thomas

The Boston Bruins find themselves in an interesting predicament. They have some cap space and don't need wholesale changes, but they have one crucial decision to make: Do they move a veteran goaltender in the hopes of boosting other areas of the team? Another team facing the same question is the Bruins' 2011 Stanley Cup finals opponent, the Vancouver Canucks. While the Canucks...

Bruins Mailbag: B's Do Have Young Goaltending Options If They Decide to Move On From Tim Thomas

The Bruins' quest to defend the Cup ended much earlier than expected. A year after surviving three thrilling Game 7s to win their first championship in 39 years, the Bruins found themselves on the wrong side of a dramatic seventh game as the Capitals eliminated Boston on Joel Ward's goal 2:57 into overtime. And so the Bruins' season came to a sudden and shocking end....

Purrgeron Plays GM: Part Two: Free Agency

Human's Note: All salary cap numbers are provided by So if you find fault in any of my financials, please go blame them. Also, this will be part of a series, though we aren't sure how long because cats are strange, strange animals. If you haven't read part one, you should do that before you continue on. My trade block had mixed emotions among the fan base...

Boston’s Owner Felt Bruins Were Better Than Their Cup Team

from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE, Those that expected a B’s ownership group and management team to express a disappointment after a seven-game loss to the Washington Capitals – and the team’s first opening round playoff exit in four seasons – got exactly what they were looking for. Bruins ownership/management liaison Charlie Jacobs used the term “disappointing” in his first...

A slow day in Boston sports

With both the Red Sox and Celtics off on Thursday, and the Bruins and Patriots in their off-season it was a relatively slow day in sports, especially for Boston standards. Cam Neely and the Jacobs’ did address the Bruins media to discuss the future plans for the team and look back at the 2011-2012 season. The Celtics are back in action tonight as they host the Hawks for an important...
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