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Bill Wirtz
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Sports Executive
    (October 5, 1929-September 26, 2007)
    Birth name is William W. Wirtz
    Owner of the Chicago Blackhawks
    He was considered to be one of the cheapest owners in professional sports.
    He refused to televise Blackhawks home games.
    He allowed star players like Bobby Hull to leave the team as free agents.
    He allowed star players Jeremy Roenick, Ed Belfour and Chris Chelios to be traded for little in return.
    He was nicknamed 'Dollar Bill' for his penny-pinching approach to running the team.
    He hired Finnish-born Alpo Suhonen as head coach, who quit after coaching 62 games during the 2000-01 season.
    He didn't seem to care that his team hasn't won a Stanley Cup since 1961.
    He cared more about making a profit then spending money improving the on-ice product.
    His initials are the same as an internet address (WWW).
    He helped finance the construction of the United Center.
    He was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame.
    He was a successful businessman in the Chicago area.
    The Blackhawks made four Stanley Cup Finals appearances under his ownership.
    He was instrumental in allowing the league to expand from six to twelve teams and allowing European born players to play in the NHL.
    He donated his time and money to numerous charities in the Chicago area.
    He owned his hometown team.

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