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04-21-2007, 11:11 AM
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Report: Wirtz could sell Blackhawks (from Biz forum)

Guy Legend just posted this over in the Business forum.

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According to a report Friday by the Toronto Star, Wirtz is waiting to see who will be selected to lead the players union this summer before he decides whether to continue his association with the league or sell the Blackhawks.

''If the union hired someone like Bob, who just says you're lying whenever you say you're losing money, I'd put the team up for sale,'' Wirtz told the Star. ''And I think that might cause other owners to look at their own investments.''
http://www.suntimes.com/sports/hocke...hawk21.article

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04-21-2007, 11:19 AM
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Article here too

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04-21-2007, 11:21 AM
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Total bullcrap. Complete and total. If you believe for a nanosecond that he loses money owning the Hawks after concessions, parking, and recieving 50% of the profit the United Center makes for all events, I've got some magic beans to sell you.

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04-21-2007, 12:11 PM
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Agreed.

The old fart is toying with us.

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Well for your sake actually all of our sakes as we are all hockey fans, I hope he sells the team. The faster the better. But unfortunatly I believe this is just him posturing.

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Agreed.

The old fart is toying with us.
i agree it's bad enough he is a crappy owner for many reasons, but it even worse that he giving false impression of hope to all the fans.

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04-21-2007, 03:15 PM
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Mark Cuban would you please make an offer?

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He's not goin to sell.

He's owned the team for 300 years.

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04-21-2007, 03:47 PM
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It's not fair to play with Blackhawks fans like this.

And DHF is right. There's no way Wirtz is losing money on this team.

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04-21-2007, 09:14 PM
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Im obviously not following this 100% but you never know...

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04-21-2007, 09:58 PM
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I do not believe anything that slim ball says about losing money or anything like that, he is just trying to get the most out of the Hawks with comitting the least to the Hawks. I really hope that he sells the team it would be great for hockey to get him out of the hockey scene. Hopefully he sells them, I consider this ******* as the current Harold Ballard of hockey.

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04-21-2007, 10:02 PM
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Yes sir. This just furthers my belief that when he cuts salary for next year, he'll have his excuse already set up.

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04-22-2007, 03:56 AM
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Let's just pray he leaves.
At any price, in any way, but he has GOT to leave.

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Wirtz wont sell,this is totally crap...

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04-22-2007, 06:51 AM
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maybe he's trying to use the same "math" that the baseball owners used in '94 to say something like 75% of teams had lost money the previous year. I think the logic then was any money that didn't go in the vending machine on the first time counted negatively.

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Man, I was really hopeful when I saw this thread title on the front page.

There's no way he's losing money. Not with the cap and CBA, plus all his "inside angles" with the UC.

Though, I suppose that MAYBE, just maybe, his total lack of meaningful TV contracts might mean that he's not making as much money per season as teams with strong FSN deals (Columbus, Florida, Carolina) or their own private network agreements (Dallas and ch. 57, Buffalo/Devils/Rangers and MSG, LeafsTV, Wild and Ch. 45, etx.)

Of course, that's what you get for running a 21st century team like you're still in the 1920s...

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04-22-2007, 03:12 PM
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I think he is immortal so he will never die and own this team forever.

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^^^ I'm currently selling this jersey fro $200 - let me know if interested!

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If it is true he's selling the team, I know this might sound crazy, but I wonder if Jordon might be interested in buying the team, of course with other buyers.

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we cant win the lottery twice in a year can we,losing wirtz would be even better

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It's time someone called his bluff and made and offer.

If we get enough signatures I'll email it to Cuban at his Mavericks website.


http://********************/petition/300level/index.html

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It's time someone called his bluff and made and offer.

If we get enough signatures I'll email it to Cuban at his Mavericks website.


http://********************/petition/300level/index.html
Nice idea Stuy...i hope we can get enough signatures and Cuban buy the Blackhawks

Edit:Stuy can i post this link in the National Hockey league talk forum?

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I would buy the blackhawks if I had the money !
They seems to be a team on the rise with just the lack of a credible owner !

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God I hope so, for the sake of the hockey starved Chicago area. This was rated one of the worst managed professional sports franchises recently by ESPN, and a change in ownership would greatly aid the rebuilding process. Good luck Blackhawks.

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^^^ I'm currently selling this jersey fro $200 - let me know if interested!
I'm not lieing to you but i have the same jersey, home/road white and everything. I had to have it made too.

that looks like a goalie jersey tho, mine is a regular skater jersey.

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