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Let's Buy The Whalers And Bring Them Back Home

Let's Buy The Whalers And Bring Them Back Home

Forbes Magazine says that the Carolina Hurricanes (our Hartford Whalers) National Hockey League franchise is worth $230 million. As the team has the lowest attendance in the league, this is likely an overstatement, but let's work with it. Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr. said earlier this year that he would entertain offers for his team. What if all 38 towns in the Capitol Region Council of Governments banded together to buy the franchise and brought it back to Hartford?

Of course, interest in the Whalers in the Hartford area never waned and recent talk of the New York Islanders coming to Hartford reignited central Connecticut hockey pride. Reebok notes that Whalers paraphernalia...

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