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11-11-2009, 10:45 PM
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Originally Posted by topher0805 View Post
Chicago and Pittsburgh's fair weather fans make quite a difference.
Hawks fans aren't fair weather!

We put up with more crap then every other fanbase aside from Leafs during Ballard years.

I dont blame the Hawks fans that walked away, Some took his $@%@ for 20+ yrs before leaving.

The Roenick deal was what finally pushed a good chunk away. Belfour being traded and the Hawks teams of 90's being dismantled + prices going up and no home games on TV finally did it. Even in 02 when we went to playoffs there was hardly any media attention and fan support was luckwarm.

Most people vowed not to spend a dime on Hawks until Wirtz died. Wirtz dies and Hawks rise from ashes


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Originally Posted by Drake1588 View Post
Partly. Dollar Bill drive fans away, they started marketing in droves, hugely successful season, entertaining style of play from a good young team, and a building that seats 20,000 plus.
Your missing the most important part. Bill Wirtz death!



Hawks fans started coming back during 07-08 season right after the death of "Dollar Bill"

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