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Hartford Whalers

Hartford Whalers
Former NHL franchise in Hartford from 197997. The franchise moved to Raleigh, North Carolina, in 1997 where it became the Carolina Hurricanes.
Former NHL franchise in Hartford from 197997. 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...
  • Development Eludes Patch Of Surface Parking In Downtown Hartford

    The patch of urban surface parking in downtown Hartford at the corner of Main and Morgan streets -- known as 12B -- once again caught headlines, this time as a site considered for a proposed $60 million ballpark for the New Britain Rock Cats. The city...
  • With Help Of Winning Coaches, Depressing Date Gets New Shine

    With Help Of Winning Coaches, Depressing Date Gets New Shine
    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...
  • 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...
  • Colonial Realty's Founders Bilked Nearly 7,000 Investors

    Colonial Realty's Founders Bilked Nearly 7,000 Investors
    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...
  • Love of music, hockey runs in Ben Smith's family

    Love of music, hockey runs in Ben Smith's family
    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...
  • Connecticut's Musical Roots Began With Voices, Instruments Weren't Allowed

    Connecticut's Musical Roots Began With Voices, Instruments Weren't Allowed
    Are we inherently a musical state? At the very least, we seem to have always been a state that likes to sing. During the Colonial and Revolutionary days, we did most of our singing in church. And we took our church singing very seriously....
  • Bob Joyce: The Color Of UConn Basketball

    When Bob Joyce was a kid growing up in Bloomfield, he was so taken with sports and sports radio that he would do play-by-play on every game he watched or played, any sport, any time, as if he had a microphone in front of him. "It would drive people...
  • Enforcer Malloy Drops Gloves, Ices Jindal

    Enforcer Malloy Drops Gloves, Ices Jindal
    No one ever mistook Nicholas Evlampios Fotiu for Dick Button, but there are almost as many of Fotiu's skating highlights on YouTube as of the great figure skater Button. Invariably, Fotiu is punching somebody, a feat he performed repeatedly for the...
  • When It Comes To Sports, Connecticut's Got Game

    When It Comes To Sports, Connecticut's Got Game
    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. It...
  • 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...