I also remember there was a time where the Patriots weren't this loveable Boston/New England team. Couldn't sellout games, couldn't even get much local media coverage, came very close to relocating...and now most sports outlets across America can't stop blathering about them.
Yep....I call it the "Boston Arrogance".
Whereby they can whine, they can abandon their team, and be immune from any criticism or consequences because they are "Boston".
That is how Cam Neely is in the HOF; opening up the door for Eric Lindros and forever turning it from a place for great generational players into something much less prestigious.
Originally Posted by Tawnos
To be fair, the Bruins having attendance issues is not a reflection of how big of a hockey town that is sometimes. Between Boston College, Boston University and Harvard there are more options to go see successful hockey there than there are in NYC. If the Bruins are bad, chances are the Terriers or Eagles are good and a better ticket.
As for the series, I'd like to see a 2 game lead for once... we've actually gotten 2 goal leads in this series, so it's time to continue breaking trends.
I disagree....when I lived there 2004-2007 nobody cared whatsoever about hockey; they had about as much interest and thought of hockey as they would in South Carolina.
Originally Posted by NHRangerfan
Totally different situations, the Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs who also owns Delaware North a stadium concession company, was always more interested in making money than winning championships. One of the hardest of hard line owners. As a NY'er living in New England for 20+ years, Jacobs along with former GM Harry Sinden ran the organization on a low budget despite being a big market team with a loyal fanbase. Fans complained for years that they refused to spend for that one player to put them over the top...in 1993 they took their best player Ray Bourque to arbitration, souring the majority of the fanbase to the team.
The Boston Globe hockey writer turned the phrase "The Vault" for the new Boston Garden...when your owner is more interested in making money than winning a fans only alternative is to vote with their wallet. Same as Islander fans, why should they support Wang when he isn't willing to invest in his own team?
Oh we disagree.
I lived in that town.
One thing to be mad at your owner WHEN YOU ARE in the basement.
The Bruins won 2 regular season conference in 2002 and 2004...and couldn't come near selling out opening night and had 4,000 empty playoff seats.
If the Bruins were the Isles and a cellar dweller, one thing, but they had GOOD teams who they wouldn't support simply because they were not good+goons and not seen as a legit contender.
That town in the late 70s when they had Brad Park could not sell out playoff games once Orr left.
Sorry that fanbase is a fraud; and if it were any other town they'd be called out...but nobody dare call out Boston...nobody dare.