Never Again Will You Get My Money

I think we even have a “staff” writer following the Chicago Blackhawks as I remember a couple of posts at the start of season. If I were writing that article I would say something like, “we have some old guys and some young guys that no other teams really want, and really no player that is or has ever been an All-Star”. That’s not all on the money, but pretty close for every year that I can remember since the late 90’s.

My point is that Chicago is being held hostage by owners that have no idea how to run a modern-day sports team. I spoke with a high-ranking member of the Detroit Red Wings last year about the Blackhawks, and boy did he have a chuckle at my expense. In professional hockey circles nobody asks for the thoughts of Blackhawks’ officials, unless they are digging for some facts that took place in the 60’s.

There’s a nice article today that talks about the team’s downward spiral. Chicago has four wins and five losses in the early going, and I’ll bet they never see an over .500 record again this season. The attendance for the last game was 11,461 and 13,254 before that. With the Bears rolling and Sports Illustrated picking the Bulls to win it all in ’07, expect attendance to dwindle and hockey to remain in obscurity in a city in which it once ruled. What will it take for the team to catch up with the rest of the league?

3 Comments so far

  1. Hockey Fan (unregistered) on October 27th, 2006 @ 8:27 pm

    i have a friend that plays in the NHL and he told me that he would never play in Chicago. growing up in boston and watching the bruins every night with my dad was very cool. i cant share the same joy with my daughter and im pissed about it.

    please blackhawks, get it right!

  2. zebrahunter (unregistered) on October 29th, 2006 @ 9:44 am

    I don’t know, it is kind of embarrassing that the city’s “minor league” hockey team can out draw the blackhawks…maybe it has something to do with the fact that I can watch the wolves on TV?

  3. Bill V (unregistered) on October 30th, 2006 @ 9:09 am

    Update: Hawks lose another at Home, 3-0. It’s hard to keep blaming the players when they are the only ones that keep changing. 14 shots on goal? Nice effort.

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