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  • When Gordie Howe Signed, Hockey Became Relevant In Hartford

    When Gordie Howe Signed, Hockey Became Relevant In Hartford
    For a city starving for a sports identity, the arrival of the greatest player in the history of hockey was met with a collective gasp. Gordie Howe was 49 years old when he brought his two sons to town in 1977. The New England Whalers were a struggling...
  • Funeral For A Friend: The Day The Whalers Left Hartford

    Funeral For A Friend: The Day The Whalers Left Hartford
    The 710th and final National Hockey League game at the Civic Center in Hartford began at 1:37 on Sunday afternoon in the spring of 1997. At 4 p.m., the horn sounded and Connecticut said goodbye to major league sports. In between, 14,660 fans watched the...
  • Minor Wins, Major Losses: Pro Sports Franchise Dreams Dashed Over And Over

    Minor Wins, Major Losses: Pro Sports Franchise Dreams Dashed Over And Over
    The news arrived to readers of The Courant on the morning of March 8, 1877, seven weeks before the start of the second National League baseball season. Hartford, a charter member, was deemed unacceptable as a major league market. The city's "base ball"...
  • Bring The Whalers Home To Hartford

    Bring The Whalers Home To Hartford
    The Whalers need to return to Hartford. Here's looking at you, National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman. The Whalers belong in Connecticut. We still have a strong fan base, and indeed, low ticket sales can't be blamed as the reason the Whalers...
  • Comings And Goings: Newbury's Leaving, Sonar's Returning

    Comings And Goings: Newbury's Leaving, Sonar's Returning
    Its been a busy summer for Hartford's professional hockey team. The Connecticut Whale became the Hartford Wolf Pack, returning to the AHL franchise's old brand. And with that, we have the return of the mascot Sonar.  Meanwhile, there was a significant...
  • AHL President Talks Hartford Hockey

    With two contracts expiring this summer, Hartford’s professional hockey future is uncertain. The Rangers’ deal at the XL Center expires after this season. And AEG’s agreement to run the building is up in August. The Capital Region...
  • Schoenfeld: Rangers Open To Staying In Hartford

    While the Capital Region Development Authority is deciding among three companies bidding to run the XL Center and Rentschler Field, Jim Schoenfeld and the executives at Madison Square Garden are considering their own options. The company’s...
  • Whale: Comings And Goings

    After watching his team escape Wednesday night with an overtime victory -- but only after squandering a four-goal lead -- Connecticut Whale coach Ken Gernander seemed miffed. He called his team's inconsistency "maddening" and said he did not know what...
  • Newbury Back With Whale

    After a one-game audition with the New York Rangers, Kris Newbury is back in Connecticut. The Rangers sent Newbury to the Whale Friday, so the team gets its leading scorer back. After losing second-leading scorer and All-Star Chad Kolarik, the team...
  • J.T. Miller, U.S Beat Canada

    J.T. Miller, U.S Beat Canada
    With the NHL dark, Canada's hockey-loving population was heavily focused on the World Junior Championships being played in Russia.  So imagine the angst today, after Team Canada lost 5-1 to the United States in the semifinals Thursday morning. Canada...
  • Chris Kreider On Playing For Jerry York At Boston College

    Chris Kreider On Playing For Jerry York At Boston College
    When Connecticut Whale forward Chris Kreider was considering his college options in the summer of 2008, he narrowed his list to Boston College, Boston University, Harvard and Yale. Academics was a priority for Boxford, Mass. native, but one school...