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Hartford Whalers

Hartford Whalers
Former NHL franchise in Hartford from 1979–97. The franchise moved to Raleigh, North Carolina, in 1997 where it became the Carolina Hurricanes.
Former NHL franchise in Hartford from 1979–97. The franchise moved to Raleigh, North Carolina, in 1997 where it became the Carolina Hurricanes. « Show less

Top Hartford Whalers Articles

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  • Passion For Whalers Becomes Dream Wedding

    Sean Dwyer remembers March 29, 1983 -- the day he fell in love with the Hartford Whalers. "My dad took me to my first ever Whaler game, I was 6 years old." Dwyer said. "Blaine Stoughton scored on a penalty shot with nine seconds left and the Whalers beat...
  • Senators assistant coach Mark Reeds dies of cancer at 55

    Mark Reeds, an assistant coach for the playoff-bound Ottawa Senators and a former NHL player, died Tuesday. He was at 55. Reeds had been fighting cancer for more than a year, and the news came as a blow to a team already dealing with general manager...
  • It's Been 18 Years Since The Whalers Left Hartford

    It's Been 18 Years Since The Whalers Left Hartford
    It may not be a monumental day, but April 13 has a significant place in Hartford sports history. On April 13, 1997, 18 years ago today, the Hartford Whalers played their last NHL game. Here's a link to a story The Courant did last year as part of...
  • Explaining Jay Cutler to John Fox; informing Joakim Noah about LeBron

    Explaining Jay Cutler to John Fox; informing Joakim Noah about LeBron
    Guessing about quarterbacks is a bad thing in the NFL, almost as bad as importing Canadian Football League coaches. But there’s new Bears coach John Fox, sounding like he’s guessing about Jay Cutler’s problems. “Maybe he got to...
  • Connecticut Historical Society to celebrate state's sports heritage with special tours

    Long before it became the college basketball capital of the United States, Connecticut had a rich sports heritage. For example, the Savitt Gems, a semi-pro baseball team founded in 1932, played against semi-pro, minor league, Negro League and major league...
  • Former Oldies Station Now Classic Rock, Renamed '102.9 The Whale'

    Former Oldies Station Now Classic Rock, Renamed '102.9 The Whale'
    HARTFORD — Hartford radio wasn't without its Classic Rock for long. At precisely 10:29 a.m. Tuesday, 102.9 — the former "Big D" oldies station before being sold to Connoisseur Media LLC last summer — began broadcasting Classic Rock,...
  • On The Fly: Plenty Still At Stake As NFL Regular Season Ends

    On this final day of the NFL season there is much at stake that will make for great appointment television. You want post-season scenarios? The NFL will deliver a plethora of them on Sunday. The highlights: The Lions and Packers play for the NFC Central...
  • Gordie Howe Suffers Another Setback

    Gordie Howe Suffers Another Setback
    Detroit Red Wings legend Gordie Howe is in the hospital after family members fear he suffered another stroke. Early Tuesday, son Mark Howe told the Free Press that Gordie Howe "had a major stroke yesterday. In ICU." Another of Gordie and Colleen Howe'...
  • Soccer, More Than Baseball, Vital To Hartford

    Hartford's city council has recently approved an ambitious $350-million plan to redevelop some of Hartford's long-vacant real estate north of downtown,bringing in housing, retail space, a brewery and a ballpark — but the city is placing its bet on...
  • On The Fly: Marlins' $300 Million Investment In Stanton Wise

    On The Fly: Marlins' $300 Million Investment In Stanton Wise
    The biggest sports upset of the year? We'll go with Giancarlo Stanton's signing a record-setting contract with the Miami Marlins, which could happen soon. The sides are reportedly close to a deal that will exceed $300 million, and the usually stingy...
  • Keith Olbermann Gives Moving Tribute To Gordie Howe

    Keith Olbermann Gives Moving Tribute To Gordie Howe
    After Gordie Howe suffered another stroke, ESPN's Keith Olbermann gave a moving tribute to the hockey legend on his show Tuesday night. Howe played more than 30 years of professional hockey, including his last season for the Hartford Whalers during the...