I think if Old Man Wirtz didn't pass away the Hawks would still be trash similar to Edmonton. They went from the worst owner in professional sports to a competent owner(his son) who hired good people. These people made some smart and daring moves. Even when the signing of Hossa put them in cap hell, they won a cup, got under the cap, developed young role players and won the cup again in 3 yrs.
As much as I hate to say it as a Wings fan living in the Chicago area, the Hawks are very well run and will be good for many years to come.
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