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Blackhawks fan survey: Make your voice heard on team’s plan for new president

How do you want the Blackhawks to handle their search for a new president?

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By now you know the story: the Blackhawks are searching for a new president after firing John McDonough on Monday.

Blackhawks chairman Rocky Wirtz took a chance on McDonough, who was with the Cubs for 24 years but had no front-office hockey experience, and found success. And now, Wirtz and his son Danny, who was elevated from vice president to interim president, will seek a new leader for the organization.

But what do you think about the Blackhawks latest move? Was it the right call or no? Should more people be sent packing, and if so who should they be? What should the background of the new president be and what should their responsibilities be?

Poll

Did Rocky Wirtz make the right decision in firing John McDonough?

This poll is closed

  • 63%
    Yes
    (347 votes)
  • 36%
    No
    (197 votes)
544 votes total Vote Now

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Should the Blackhawks promote someone within the organization or hire from the outside?

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  • 9%
    Promote
    (53 votes)
  • 90%
    Outside hire
    (508 votes)
561 votes total Vote Now

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What department(s) should the new president be in charge of?

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  • 33%
    Business operations
    (187 votes)
  • 28%
    Hockey operations
    (157 votes)
  • 37%
    Business and hockey operations
    (208 votes)
552 votes total Vote Now

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Who do you think is the best in-house executive option to be president?

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  • 21%
    Danny Wirtz, interim president
    (107 votes)
  • 28%
    Jay Blunk, executive vice president
    (143 votes)
  • 28%
    Al MacIsaac, senior vice president of hockey operations
    (139 votes)
  • 11%
    Stan Bowman, senior vice president/general manager
    (55 votes)
  • 10%
    Pete Hassen, vice president of marketing
    (52 votes)
496 votes total Vote Now

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Which former Blackhawks player do you think is the most qualified for the president role?

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  • 14%
    Marc Bergevin, Montreal VP/GM and former Chicago scout, assistant coach and asst. GM
    (73 votes)
  • 9%
    Chris Chelios, ambassador and former Detroit advisor of hockey operations
    (48 votes)
  • 11%
    Bob Murray, Anaheim VP/GM and former Chicago director of player personnel, asst. GM, GM
    (55 votes)
  • 36%
    Eddie Olczyk, TV commentator and former Pittsburgh coach
    (179 votes)
  • 28%
    Doug Wilson, Sharks GM
    (139 votes)
494 votes total Vote Now

*This poll question was updated to included Bergevin and Murray.

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What should happen to Stan Bowman?

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  • 1%
    Named team president
    (8 votes)
  • 17%
    Move to senior advisor role
    (100 votes)
  • 7%
    Remain GM
    (45 votes)
  • 73%
    Fired
    (418 votes)
571 votes total Vote Now

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Should coach Jeremy Colliton be fired?

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  • 76%
    Yes
    (436 votes)
  • 23%
    No
    (132 votes)
568 votes total Vote Now