Lockout Discussion Thread 3.0
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11-30-2012, 02:55 PM
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I found it confusing as heck, so I went to read the lockout thread on the Bruins board, and a bit of a thread on the main board. They don't seem to have much of a problem with it.
Bruins fans blame Jacobs for how bad their team was in the period 1995-2004. I read that he was apparently cheap, and that UFAs didn't want to go to Boston because of poor working conditions there. He also lost in the last lockout, he let his UFAs walk in 2004 expecting to cash in on a post-CBA UFA market, instead, he was caught off guard by the union's then concession of a 24% rollback.
Apparently, he insulted Cam Neely druing the 2011 stanley cup parade. He said something about how he never won as a player.
Either way, Jacobs is the CEO of the board of governors, I think he's been there since 2007. He has a few other positions as well. The other teams apparently can only vote on positions as presented, if they're presented. The NHL is not run as the democracy some people think it is, it's not 30 owners, 30 votes.
He has a lot of shared economic interests with other owners, I think he runs concessions for a large swath of the teams.
Very interesting. Good research. Jacobs fascinates me. I wonder what his background is, and who his friends are. If he is in fact dictating to other owners, he must be immensely powerful in North American business. Seems like he can hurt anyone, everywhere, including the Molsons and MLSE, evidently.
Who are you Jeremy? I can't figure you out:
Jacobs owns and operates the Delaware North Companies, founded by his father. Delaware North is a global hospitality and food service business headquartered in Buffalo, N.Y. It is one of the largest privately held companies in North America. The company operates in the lodging, sporting,
gaming and entertainment
industries. The company employs over 55,000 people worldwide and has over $2.5 billion in annual revenues.
Delaware North also owns and manages TD Garden, home to the Bruins and the Boston Celtics, and one of the top concert and sports venues in North America. Home to approximately 200 public events annually, the TD Garden hosts well over 3.5 million people each year.
This sounds like nothing, really, nothing. Headquartered in
. Yes, Buffalo.
Gaming and entertainment industry.
What is going on with this family? 'Global hospitality and Food service.' Huh? 'Airport'? Huh?
I design hotels for some of the biggest hotel groups in the world, have been to conferences here in Asia with their management many times.
1 InterContinental Hotel Group
2 Wyndham Hotel Group
3 Marriott International
4 Hilton Hotels
5 Accor Group
6 Choice Hotels
7 Best Western
8 Starwood Hotels & Resorts
10 Global Hyatt
I have never, not once, heard the name 'Delaware North Companies' in relation to the hospitality industry.
Where is your cash coming from Jeremy? Not from Hotels and Hospitality, that's for sure.
Bit of a dodgy git aren't you I bet?
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