I know it's common practice for fans to hate on the execs, owners, and so on... but we've all loved JVB for YEARS around here. Without anyone here including myself being able to say 100% that this is all his fault... do we start turning on him? I'm not sure. The biggest impact he's had on this team so far (according to the common fan) is he pushed for the Kovalchuk signing. Many were skeptical at first... but it's hard to find someone that doesn't like Kovy right now given the guy's defensive revelation, heart and soul, talent, and dedication he has for this time... plus his contract is no biggie compared to the BS thrown to Richards, Parise, Weber, and Suter.
So what can we be mad at him for? Seems like the trouble is coming from the city of Newark not wanting to honor the current agreement and the minority owner group giving JVB a hard time. It just looks like Jeff's being a typical prideful business man and doesn't want to take it up the ass from the city and the other owners.