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Jeremy Jacobs/Board of Governors statement

Posted By Carp On January 9, 2013 @ 5:24 pm In Hockey,Lockout,New York Rangers,NHL | 174 Comments

This may fall into the department of “give us a break.”

From the NHL:

STATEMENT FROM JEREMY JACOBS, OWNER OF THE BOSTON BRUINS AND

         CHAIRMAN OF THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE BOARD OF GOVERNORS

NEW YORK (January 9, 2013)—Jeremy Jacobs, owner of the Boston

Bruins and Chairman of the National Hockey League Board of Governors, today

made the following statement announcing ratification of the new Collective

Bargaining Agreement with the National Hockey League Players’ Association:

“On behalf of the National Hockey League’s Board of Governors, I am

pleased to report that today we unanimously voted to ratify a new

Collective Bargaining Agreement with the National Hockey League Players’

Association. Which means, to our fans all around the globe, hockey is back.

“This great game has been gone for far too long, and for that we are

truly sorry.

“The Board today also expressed its appreciation for the

professionalism and commitment, to our clubs and to the sport, that

Commissioner Bettman and Deputy Commissioner Daly displayed throughout this

difficult period. Gary, Bill and their staff worked tirelessly from long

before the lockout began in an effort to reach a constructive conclusion.

Gary and Bill have the complete and unconditional support of the Board

and our gratitude.

“As our League moves toward what we know will be a period of growth

for the sport, and a time of great excitement and entertainment for our

fans, I would add the appreciation of the Board for the dedication the

players showed during the negotiating process  and for their role in

securing an agreement that will move the National Hockey League forward in

the years ahead. There’s no doubt we all love this game.

“Together our collective future is extremely bright.

“Our only interest now is to look ahead and to focus on what this

great game can provide to the best sports fans in the world.”

 


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