Dollar Bill assumes Room Temp

Eva Peron once begged an entire country not to cry for her. Or maybe it was Madonna as Evita. Makes no difference.

Right now, there's not a hockey fan in the city of Chicago shedding a tear that Blackhawks owner Bill Wirtz is, or is rapidly approaching, room temperature.

(That means he's dead, Jim)

It's a well-known fact I love hockey, but hate the NHL. Except for the Blackhawks. Or, as they've been known as of late, the Bleak-hopes.


Well, I could tell you in my words ... but allow someone with a bit more clout: ESPN.com's Jonah Keri, who listed Wirtz at number 5 in the "Owners We Love To Hate" posting on Page 2 of ESPN.com ... published two days before Wirtz became worm food.

Why? Well, I'll use Keri's words:

5. Bill Wirtz, Chicago Blackhawks: Estimated to be worth nearly $4 billion, "Dollar Bill" is the embodiment of the greedy, frugal owner who refuses to invest in his franchise and instead watches it fall into ruin. His refusal to pay Bobby Hull and Jeremy Roenick led to both players' leaving Chicago. He's also presided over the departures of Chris Chelios, Dominik Hasek, Phil Esposito, the Sears Tower, Wrigley Field and Lake Michigan. As a final slap in the face, Wirtz has blacked out Blackhawks home games for years.

So yeah ... no tears here. Or Chicago.

Hopefully, VP Bob Pulford was close enough to catch the cancer from Wirtz (What? Cancer's not contageous? Fuck.)

So ... despite the fact the season hasn't even started, I'm already waiting until next season.


Cause I'm a Blackhawks fan. I'm used to disappointment.

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