The Boston Bruins came under a lot of fire last week when they were the last NHL team to provide financial support to their employees, including the hard-working ones at TD Garden. On Tuesday night, it was revealed by the Boston Globe that ushers have been laid off.
Ever since, fans have been keeping a close eye on what happens at the Garden and on Tuesday, it was also revealed that the ice sheet was melted down.
The building’s Bull Gang crew shut down the ice plant last week, and the ice sheet, measuring 85 feet by 200 feet, went down the drain.
“Too expensive to keep the ice plant going, obviously,” one experienced Garden hand noted Tuesday morning. “If the season’s salvaged, those guys can freeze in a new sheet in a day or two — no big deal.”
While it seems normal to melt it down and freeze it later on, but fans were quick to blame Jacobs for the move that seems loaded with meaning. Fans are starting to question if the 2019-20 season will resume and the move surely did not reassure them.
The Bruins last played at the Garden March 7, a 5-3 loss to the Lightning, and have not been seen on any ice since their 2-0 win in Philadelphia March 10.
When will they be on the Garden ice next?