Harry Sinden officially stepped down from the presidency of the Boston Bruins yesterday, announcing that he will now hold the role of Senior Advisor to club owner Jeremy Jacobs. Sinden will remain as an Alternate Governor for the Bruins on the NHL’s Board of Governors.
This was the latest in what has been an off-season full of sweeping changes for the Black and Gold, as they have named a new General Manager, Head Coach and coaching staff and virtually blown up their roster in an effort to show that they are serious about restoring the winning tradition of the once-proud franchise.
“I’ve said it before that we are truly evolving into the modern era of the NHL, and that will continue to happen every day here,” Executive Vice-President Charlie Jacobs said.
According to Jacobs, and contrary to rumors that have surrounded the team since the departure of former General Manager Mike O’Connell, he will not take over as team president. He also claimed that there will be no search for a new president for at least a year.
“I will not be the next president of the Boston Bruins,” Jacobs made a point of saying. “Nor are we having an active search for candidates for the position. We won’t have one for at least another 12 months.”
According to Sinden, Jacobs and his father, owner Jeremy Jacobs, newly appointed GM Peter Chiarelli will have full autonomy with hockey decisions and there will be a group appointed to handle the everyday business matters.