Archive for Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Cubs president resigns to take over NHL team

November 21, 2007


— John McDonough's job title stays the same. By moving just a few miles across town, though, he's got a new team to run in an entirely different sport.

McDonough resigned Tuesday as president of the Chicago Cubs - a team that is up for sale - to take a similar position with the Chicago Blackhawks, who offered him a multiyear contract he couldn't pass up.

"I do see parallels. We have a lot of work to do," McDonough said.

The most striking similarity is long championship droughts. The Cubs haven't won a World Series since 1908, and the Blackhawks haven't captured the Stanley Cup since 1961.


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