| 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...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 12:57 PM
The Sports Xchange
Avalanche G Giguere retires
Colorado Avalanche goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere officially announced his retirement Thursday after 16 seasons in the NHL.
The 37-year-old earned 262 victories in 597 regular-season games and won a Stanley...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 4:39 PM
Joel Quenneville tapped into his stable of hockey friends and hired Kevin Dineen as an assistant coach for the Blackhawks on Monday.
Dineen, who coached the Canadian women's national team to the gold medal at the Sochi Olympics, was a teammate of...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 4:44 PM
If you liked your concert seats at Hartford's XL Center, now you can have two of them on your back deck, in your living room or anywhere else you want them.
The XL Center is selling pairs of seats that are being removed as part of the arena's $35 million...
| May 12, 2014
| 4:35 PM
There always was music in the car. Lots of Frank Sinatra, Billy Joel and James Taylor, singers who will always remind Blackhawks forward Ben Smith of being with his father, Larry Alan Smith, as they made lengthy drives around New England, sometimes five...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 4:11 PM
Like many readers, I have enjoyed The Hartford Courant's focus on the 250 years of its outstanding service to our state. As a sports fan and historian, I am thrilled that the newspaper is devoting this month to the history of sport in Connecticut.
| Mar 17, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 4:15 AM
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...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 7:43 PM
HARTFORD — As the UConn men's basketball coach, one who would later say he isn't going anywhere, stepped up to speak outside the State Capitol on Sunday, thousands of UConn fans began chanting, "Ol-lie! Ol-lie!" No lie, the earth rumbled and it...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 3:04 PM
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...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 4:10 AM
Bernard Madoff's investor fraud took the Ponzi scheme to a new level, but it wasn't so long ago that Connecticut had its own infamous fraud case tied to some of Hartford's most well-known real estate: Colonial Realty Co.
And in the two decades since...