Rocky Wirtz didn't follow in his father's footsteps. In fact , the son of "Dollar Bill" William Wirtz sprinted in the opposite direction.
The Blackhawks scion turned the page on an era that featured local television blackouts, talent droughts and miserible fandom for nearly 40 years.
Rocky spent the money, assembled the players, management and organization philosophy necessary to succeed.
That he did. Three year after taking over for his father, Rocky Wirtz brought a championship back to the city of Chicago.
But now his championship team is in danger of reverting to also-ran status in the 2011 season.
Does Rocky have what it takes to keep the ship afloat?