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Thursday, September 11, 2008
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FIXING YOUR FRANCHISE



The Blackhawks finally got that much-needed makeover.

This week, Rick Reilly points out who the top team is in each town. In Chicago, the Blackhawks were in last place for years. The stadium was half-empty, games weren't televised, and the fans had forgotten. It had become a three-team town. A new administration recently brought in team president John McDonough (now a Hall of Famer). Now, tickets are at a premium, games are on TV, the team sold out the inaugural convention and they got the premier regular season event in hockey… all in the space of a year. What's his advice?

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