Boston Bruins Need To Fire Former B’s Legend And Team President Cam Neely If Team Fails To Reach Playoffs For The Third Straight Season
Cam, Cam, Cam, what have you done to our beloved Boston Bruins. Once a respected legend in the City of Boston has fallen farther than anyone could have imagined. Neely was one of the architects of the 2011 Stanley Cup team and the B’s team that made it back to the finals in 2013 against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Since that 2013 season though the team has fallen off of a cliff, cap restraints due to poor contract decisions and boneheaded trades have pushed an annual Stanley Cup contender all the way to mediocracy with a small glimmer of hope in reaching the playoffs this season after missing it in the previous two seasons.
In the Boston Bruins collapse one man has been able to avoid losing his job and that is Team President Cam Neely. The team has moved on from Peter Chiarelli and into Don Sweeney at the GM role along with moving on from the winningest coach in team history in Claude Julien and promoted Bruce Cassidy into the head coaches position.
The one constant that has remained is Cam Neely, he was there when the Boston Bruins traded Tyler Seguin, he was there when the team signed bogus contracts to average players, he was there when management mortgaged the future of the franchise and paid top dollar for middle of the road players.
The team moved on from the GM, moved on from the head coach despite a sub-par roster, and if they fail to make the playoffs for the third straight season it is time to move on from the Team President.
Neely over the years has consistently distanced himself from any poor decision making by the team essentially saying he isn’t the guy making the decisions despite being in charge of everyone else in the organization except for the teams owner.
Just this past Thursday on the Felger and Mazz program Neely went on a rare radio interview and distanced himself from GM Don Sweeney by essentially saying the David Backes signing is on Sweeney along with the roster issues the team has been facing.
Neely has failed to take ownership of his failure, and it is time for him to pay the consequences if this team fails to make the playoffs.