The King is Dead

September 26, 2007 | Comments (0) | by White Chili

Bill Wirtz lost his battle with cancer early this morning at the age of 77. Let the resurrection of the Blackhawk franchise begin! He's been president of the team since 1966 and has single handedly driven the franchise into the ground again and again. Among the players he allowed to leave the team over the years are Bobby Hull, Dominik Hasek, Ed Belfour, Chris Chelios (to Detroit), Jeremy Roenick, and Phil Esposito. This may have something to do with the Blackhawks currently owning the longest Stanley Cup drought in the NHL and the longest in team history. On top of all that, he's prevented any home games from being shown on TV in the Chicagoland area. Well he's gone and after a quick moment of grieving, there we go, we can move on and enjoy the reconstruction from the comforts of our very homes! Now if we can just get all the Cubs games to be on TV...