Chicago owner Wirtz to be on MOJO Vancouver in a couple of minutes

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  1. Jazz

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    the owner some might call the most archaic of them all will online in a couple of minutes....

    go to www.mojoradio.ca
    click on Listen Live on the upper right.

    EDIT - they didn't connect yesterday apparently, but he's on right now... (10am PST)
     
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  2. Douggy

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    Call in and ask him if he's going to stop running the franchise into the ground.
     
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    updates please :)
     
  4. RyanMac

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    Update?
     
  5. Isles72

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    thanks for the warning

    *turns radio off * :)
     

  6. grow up buddy :shakehead
     
  7. golfmade

    golfmade Go Preds Go

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    :shakehead all you want, doesn't mean Wirtz isn't a ******** and things for the Blackhawks will get any better while he is still alive.
     
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    Calm down, I'm sure he is joking.

    If you've read up or followed Wirtz in the past, I don't think you would feel as warm and fuzzy about him as you do now.
     
  9. Baron Von Shark

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    Wirtz is evil.
     
  10. GSC2k2*

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    You don't even know the man.

    Assuming you are not simply pulling people's chains, you, sir, are a complete, unvarnished, irresponsible _____________ (unable to say out of fear I will be warned) who contributes nothing here. Go away please.

    And, yep, it sure is important that the Blackhawks get better.
     
  11. golfmade

    golfmade Go Preds Go

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    You're correct, I don't know him, but one can do research into how he has handled both the team and the Blackhawks organization and how evil he is. I'm not pulling anyones chains, the team and organization will not get any better until he is gone. Call me 'unvarnished', call me 'irresponsible', call me whatever the hell you feel like calling me, I don't care. I do care what Wirtz has done to hockey in Chicago as well as to an original six team like the Blackhawks.

    And no I won't go away just because you say 'please'. If you don't like what i'm saying, hey guess what, you don't have to respond, or you could even add me to an ignore list, voila!
     
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    He wasn't on. Seriously. They couldn't get a hold of him. Supposedly stuck in traffic.
     
  14. golfmade

    golfmade Go Preds Go

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    At least he doesn't talk on a cell phone while driving.
     
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    IE, He's "evil" because he doesn't let you watch his team for free and makes you pay for it, and because he runs the team at a profit, instead of spending massively and going into the hole to get a winner.
     
  16. SedinFan*

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    Similar to what he does in Chicago...except nothing.
     
  17. Wetcoaster

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    Obviously you have not read the Bill Wirtz expose - "Career Misconduct"

    http://www.careermisconduct.com/
    BTW the book was authored by Mark Weinberg, an attorney who lives in Chicago. He has been a Blackhawks fan for over 30 years. For eight years, he published a hockey program, The Blue Line, which chronicled game-by-game the activities of Bill Wirtz, the Blackhawks, and the NHL. He is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Chicago School of Law.

    From the book's introduction:

     
  18. GSC2k2*

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    And the estimable Wetcoaster makes his triumphant return to the Business of Hockey Board!!!! Huzzah!!! Huzzah, I say!!!!

    And what's more, our hero is offering up a self-published book by a guy who is pissed that he lost his case many years ago over his little self-published game-day program as evidence - PROOF!!!! - that Bill Wirtz is a bad, bad boy.

    I missed ya, big fellah. Welcome back. It's just not the same without you.

    Oh - in case you missed my point. Regarding your citation of this "book" as evidence of Bill Wirtz's character? A lamentable effort indeed.
     
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    LOL@ the people standing up for that piece of trash Wirtz.
     
  20. PecaFan

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    No, I haven't. I don't read tripe.

    You're a learned man, I can't believe you'd fall for this obvious fictional book. The title of Chapter 9 tells you all you need to know about it's veracity.
     
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    Nah it's just Wetcoaster, I mean the CBA war is over already but he just can't let go of it, he seems to have this huge urge to bash the owners/pro-owners all the time. He has been at the Ducks board bashing Burke for few days now, copy & pasteing the same article over and over again.

    Some people just don't know how to get over things.
     
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    Count me as standing up...at the very least we can definitely say that the lockout happened in spite of Wirtz. You can call it archaic, or you can call it old school conservative. Wirtz is definitely his own man.

    And besides...what's not to love about Wirtz...he owns/controls more booze than anyone in the midwest and owns an NHL hockey team...that's pretty much my dream job!

    I laugh when cynics try to both portray Wirtz as a crotchety old drunk and lazy buffoon and then also speak of his constant acts of greedy and power hungry persuasive and lawbending acts. How can you be both that lazy... and at the same time the architect of one of the most succesful business models America has ever seen? Sure he inherited some of it, but most of it is his own doing.
     
  24. SENSible1*

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    Hey Wettie,

    Good to have you back.

    Haven't heard your opinion of the new CBA and am most interested.

    It's truly remarkable how accurate you were in predicting the PA's unshakable stance, willingness to go through decertification and use of the courts to bring the owners to their knees.
     
  25. Not everyone can afford to go to 41 games a year.
     
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