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11-15-2012, 03:29 PM
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Loria is a ******* of the Bill Wirtz mode. Amazing how the Blackhawks won a title two years after he died after he'd ran the team and they'd accomplished nothing forever.
Has more to do with the cap, Wirtz (family) and Jacobs were too cheap to win after the early 90's. By the way to a large degree read responsible. When the game got a little healthier and both landed new arenas they could spend a little more. They couldn't close the gap without the current system and only now operate like they do because the cap is in place. That talent was put together while Wirtz was alive and his stake in the United Center happening cannot be overlooked in the health of that team. I know people don't like him and the tv thing was stupid, but a lot of the Hawks recovery started under Wirtz with the things got for the team and him being a hawk in negotiations for a system that would benefit him/Chicago to a huge degree.

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