Bruins and Compliance

I never thought the Bruins would win a championship under the current ownership. For the Celtics, Red Sox, and Patriots, it took a change of ownership for them to become championship caliber. The “Tone at the Top” was to win the championship. Nothing else was acceptable.

The owners of the Bruins had been accused of having the team be just good enough. That is, good enough to keep attendance up to sell beer and popcorn.

It’s been thirty-nine years since the Stanley Cup has been in Boston in the hands of a Bruins player, since the days of Bobby Orr and Phil Esposito in black and gold.

Boston Globe Staff Photo / Jim Davis