Hawks to consider viewing parties

Chicago Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz said the team will "seriously consider" hosting viewing parties at the United Center when the Blackhawks go on the road to play the Philadelphia Flyers in the Stanley Cup finals.

"I think we would do very well," Wirtz said Tuesday on "The Afternoon Saloon" on ESPN 1000. "I think some of the thing is we didn't know when the games were, but I think we would have a full house. I think it would be fun. I think it's something we should seriously consider."

The Blackhawks, who open the series with Game 1 on Saturday and Game 2 on Monday at the United Center, will play in Philadelphia on June 2 and 4.