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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Gov. Malloy Open To Having NHL Hockey Back In Hartford

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Monday he is talking to investors seeking to bring an NHL franchise to Hartford, but he emphasized the return of hockey remains a remote possibility. "I have spoken to individuals who have expressed a desire to bring a team...
  • Greschner, Fotiu Coming To Mohegan Sun

    Mohegan Sun will host former Rangers Ron Greschner and Nick Fotiu at an October 20th event. Greschner and Fotiu will sign autographs and mingle with fans, starting at 4 p.m. in The Shops at Mohegan Sun.  Greschner played 16 seasons in the NHL, debuting...
  • Connecticut's Oscar Favorites From Those In The Know

    Connecticut's Oscar Favorites From Those In The Know
    The Academy Awards bring out the critic in everyone. It starts when the nominations are announced — "Whaddya mean, Ben Affleck wasn't nominated?" — and lasts long after Oscar night. That annual ritual takes place Sunday night and will be...
  • Downtown Hartford Finally Gets a Movie Theater, and Front Street Starts to Take Shape

    Downtown Hartford Finally Gets a Movie Theater, and Front Street Starts to Take Shape
    Hartford’s downtown hasn’t had a movie theater in something like three decades, but that’s finally about to change. The Spotlight Theatre that will open Nov. 16th will also be the very first operational tenant for the embarrassingly...
  • Is There A Future For Hockey In Hartford?

    Is There A Future For Hockey In Hartford?
    We come to praise Howard Baldwin, not to bury him. Mr. Baldwin, who energized Hartford three decades ago by bringing the Hartford Whalers of the World Hockey Association to town and then ushering the team into the National Hockey League, came back to...
  • The Mouse That Roared: Maine-Based Jackson Lab Seeking To Come To Farmington; Bipartisan Jobs Package To Cost $516 Million In Bonding

    The Mouse That Roared: Maine-Based Jackson Lab Seeking To Come To Farmington; Bipartisan Jobs Package To Cost $516 Million In Bonding
    State legislators expressed both high praise and sharp skepticism Thursday during day-long hearings as they debated the nonprofit Jackson Laboratory's plan to bring 300 jobs to Farmington over the next 10 years. The proposal represents the centerpiece of...
  • Kevin Dineen's NHL career statistics

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  • Colleen Howe dies at 76; 'Mrs. Hockey' was wife of Hall of Famer Gordie Howe

    Colleen Howe, the wife of hockey great Gordie Howe and one of the first female sports agents, died Friday. She was 76. She died at her home in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., after battling Pick's disease, a rare form of dementia similar to Alzheimer's, the...