Since The Cup - The 2000s

During a painful stretch, ESPN named the Hawks the worst franchise in sports in 2004. After Bill Wirtz's death in 2007, his son Rocky took over. Rocky Wirtz hired marketing guru John McDonough from the Cubs, and the Hawks led in attendance by 2009. GM Dale Tallon built the current core, drafting Patrick Kane first overall in 2007 and Jonathan Toews third in 2006. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)