(670 The Score) In the aftermath of Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz’s outburst at a town hall Wednesday evening when a reporter questioned him about how the organization will improve its culture moving forward following a sexual assault scandal, 670 The Score host Dan Bernstein called for Wirtz to step down from his position atop the organization.
There’s no expectation that Wirtz would sell the organization, but the Blackhawks need to keep him out of their business, Bernstein argued.
“He’s got to step down,” Bernstein said in transition with Mike Mulligan and David Haugh on Thursday morning. “He has to step down. Even if it is a symbolic measure largely – whatever it is – he has to step down right damn now. You can not go forward as an organization with him at the top of it. Period. Paragraph. He’s done.
“I don’t want to tell anybody else how to go about their lives. I feel terrible for (president of business operations) Jaime Faulkner. I feel terrible. For how hard she has worked, that she has come in there and tried to do everything earnestly to move them to where they have to be. And that was their rollout … That was the debut of the new Blackhawks, and he did that? He’s got to go. They’ve got to be working on it right now. By end of business today, Rocky Wirtz must not be part of the Chicago Blackhawks.”
“He’s not going to sell – I understand that. He’s still going to reap the benefits or pay the debts, but man, your organization must say, ‘He no longer represents the way we think or act.’”