From the Chicago Tribune: “Cubs president John McDonough will be introduced as the new president of the Blackhawks at a noon news conference Tuesday at the United Center.
Hawks chairman Rocky Wirtz, who took over operations of the team following the death of his father William Wirtz in September, will present the team’s new president.
McDonough was scheduled to meet with Cubs department heads at 9 a.m. and speculation around Wrigley Field offices was that he would be leaving the club.”
I for one, am sadden by this, as McDonough was a key figure in what looked to be the revitalization of the franchise. More importantly putting a winning product on the field. Obviously, with the status of the Cubs ownership in the air, it’s a wise career move for him, so it’s understandable. It makes me ownder if news about the sale of the team maybe closer than we think, or he just felt it was time to jump ship.
I wish him the best, and hopefully he can get some excitement back into the Blackhawks. Lord knows they need it, as I’m not sure anyone knows they exist anymore, except for the die hard NHL fans.