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03-22-2013, 01:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Chileiceman View Post
What i don't understand are all these Hawks fans coming out of the woodwork in the last ocuple years...outside Chicago. In Denver and in Anaheim recently, the stands were mostly red. Are there that many Illinois ex-pats out and about? Did the Hawks have such a huge national following in the past that dwindled with Bill Wirtz, like their local following did? Or is it just a classic case of bandwaggoning?
Combination of both

WGN America sometimes gets bigger ratings in Phoenix for White Sox and Cubs games that the Diamondbacks.

Six years ago the Hawks were 29th in attendance

http://espn.go.com/nhl/attendance/_/year/2007

Then Dollar Bill died.........

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