I doubt that. He's a football guy and is tight with the Pats and pats ownership and WBZ broadcasts the Pats and has a weekly show on the Pats. WBZ wouldn't can him over a bad report on the B's. Bob Kraft would go to bat for him in a heartbeat.
It's all clear to me now.
A football guy plants fake optimistic news about the NHL, so when no progress is made, fan apathy is even greater and NFL can cement their position as the biggest sport while NHL becomes a marginal sport.
Burton has to be pretty sure of himself, his job is most likely at stake.
I don't think so, because he knows, I am pretty sure I know, and many of my buds from the area who follow all things Bruins and know Burton his source is Jacobs Senior. So if it goes down the toilet its because Jacobs was probably dillusional with the ending mood today, but...I think they like a marriage with some issues, both sides want and need each other and will do there best in the next 48 hours to play December hockey.
The one thing about which everyone here can agree is that NHL fans are angry. Regardless of which side they support, we've reached a position where nearly everyone is seriously wondering whether they want to be involved with this league anymore: the owners' supporters don't know if they can cheer for the players, and the players' supporters don't know if they want their money lining the owners' pockets. Many are saying it's too late to keep this lockout from causing catastrophic damage to the league. Now, if I were in Bettman or Fehr's position (and I'm not), and I was the devious type (which I might be), I'd definitely attempt to engineer an end to this thing that leaves both the players and owners as close to smelling like roses as they'll get, so as to entice those doubtful fans to return to - and spend money on - my league again.
... Like, say, announce a high-profile "players and owners only" meeting; set the thing up slowly and loudly so the fans' attention is fully on said meeting; broker a season-saving deal before said meeting even starts; then announce the deal a day or two after that, all the while saying the meeting was the catalyst and giving the players and owners all the credit.
Maybe the Public Relations guys are actually doing something, besides dating all the hot girls on staff and having long lunches!
It seems so weird that not a single person who has been so in the know regarding CBA talks; Dan Rosen, Bobby Mac, Dreger, Lebrun, etc have not said a word, like not a single tweet, when usually they're tweeting about something. Especially Rosen, he tweets about football and other sports stuff, and nothing from him.
Where there's smoke there's fire, I suppose.
If the TSN guys knew it to be false they would have squashed it long ago. My guess is they have been trying to dig up info all night.
Also as far as guys like Boyes and such denying it.. if these were secret meetings they probably wouldnt tell players... He'd probably bring them the deal at the end. Ultimatley if Fehr says a deal is good, they will take it. The players have big mouthes.
CSNNE.com checked in with a source on the report amid the current state of negotiations – with a group of players and six NHL owners set to sit down for a meeting in New York City on Tuesday afternoon – and was told Burton’s report was “interesting, but not true.”