| Oct 8, 2013
| 9:10 AM
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...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 3:14 PM
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,...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 4:16 PM
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'...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 4:12 PM
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...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 2:06 PM
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...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 3:02 PM
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...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 8:24 AM
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...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 7:36 PM
Gordie Howe, a Hall of Famer known to many as "Mr. Hockey," has lost some function on one side of his body and is having trouble speaking after suffering a stroke, the Detroit News reported on Tuesday.
The 86-year-old Howe, who spent the bulk of his...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 6:49 PM
Hall of Famer Gordie Howe, long ago nicknamed “Mr. Hockey” for his legendary toughness, durability and scoring exploits, suffered a serious stroke Sunday and has lost some of the function and strength on the right side of his body, his son,...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 4:21 PM
You think your Thanksgiving Day table is a competition of gluttony? Head to Foxwoods the Saturday before the holiday to witness the professionals attack a turkey. None other than Joey "Jaws" Chestnut, the world's No. 1 ranked competitive eater, will...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 3:46 PM
HARTFORD — As he reported to practice on his first day with his new team, Ryan Malone had a question when he walked into the XL Center.
"Is this where the Whalers played?" Malone said.
Forgive Malone if his memory of Hartford's downtown arena is...