Is it wrong to just be pissed at Rocky for his stupid tirade but still support everyone else in the org?
Generations of the Wirtz family have disrespected Chicago’s love for the game of hockey. This sad quality seems to be passed down from one generation to the next.
Your grandfather’s generation saw how Blackhawks fans were treated in the ‘60s during the great Hull and Mikita days. No home TV. For many years, not even home RADIO was allowed. Might hurt the box office receipts, you know.
The franchise slid into years of emptying seats and lots of losing in years after that. Fans began to stay away, but they still secretly loved the game and the team anyway.
Then a new generation of Wirtz took over and the team began to flourish. Even bagged some Stanley Cups along the way.
But something dark was going on behind the scenes. And it all became public.
And then that new generation of Wirtz was asked how the franchise was responding to that. And that Wirtz began to sound and act just like some of the prior Wirtz’ did.
Chicago will always love the game of hockey. It’s a shame that those who own the team don’t love them back. Or treat them with the respect they deserve.
Wonder if they EVER will?