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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...