Hockey is not exactly my bag, but when news like this drops, you stop working on your "best of 2020 music" blog that you've been putting off writing for two weeks to blog it.
Chara posted this video to his IG to thank the city and people who've helped and supported him over these last 14 years.
I'm no Scottie Bowman, but I just don't understand this from the B's perspective. Did the Bruins not get their PPP loan? I get it Chara is 43 years old, but I feel like willingly letting a franchise icon walk out the door for less than a million bucks is a hashtag bad organization move.
This dude was the heart and soul of the Boston Bruins for 14 years, helped them end a 39 year Stanley Cup drought and played in the 2019 Stanley Cup Finals with a goT damn broken jaw and this is the thanks he gets? A news dump on New Years Eve-Eve?
I'm not saying Chara is still an elite talent, but this team already lost Torey Krug in free agency. What are they supposed to do now? (this is where reading a real hockey blogger would be ideal) Then again, what else would you expect from an organization that fired its Stanley Cup winning coach during the Patriots Super Bowl Parade? One major reason I no longer loosely follow the Bruins like I did prior to 2015 when they traded Dougie Hamilton (two years after giving up on Tyler Seguin) is the Jacobs Family. This is a scumbag move to treat such an important part of this franchise's history like Olive Garden take out. I'm sure John Henry loves it and has already called to congratulate the Jacobs on saving 800K.
2020 didn't hear no bell!
I'll gladly be mad at management if you want me to, but IMO these decisions all come down to ownership, they have the final say. Again, not a hockey guy so I don't want to look ignorant, but I'll pass a buck with the best of them.