'He is the reason for all of this'

Updated: June 4, 2010, 12:35 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

CHICAGO -- The distance between Rocky Wirtz's private office/lounge and his seats at Gate 119 in the United Center might be 60 yards, but to walk it with him is to deconstruct 50 years of Chicago Blackhawks history.

As he makes his way to his seat, Wirtz is besieged by well-wishers. A television camera crew stops him for a brief interview.

"Thanks, Mr. Wirtz," a fan says.

One man stops Wirtz and tells his young son, "He's the reason for all of this."

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