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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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  • Panthers seeking goals, wins - and fans

    Just three games into his first season behind the Panthers' bench Gerard Gallant is already sounding a lot like former coach Kevin Dineen did when it comes to his players looking to make highlight-reel goals instead of the simple play. "Yeah, trying...
  • Chris Pronger to work in NHL's player safety office

    Chris Pronger to work in NHL's player safety office
    Chris Pronger is joining the NHL's Department of Player Safety while is still technically under contract with the Philadelphia Flyers. The news was confirmed Thursday after reports circulated that the former defenseman was joining the league office....
  • Kevin Dineen named Blackhawks assistant coach

    Kevin Dineen named Blackhawks assistant coach
    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...
  • XL Center Sells Pairs Of Arena Seats For $200 Each

    XL Center Sells Pairs Of Arena Seats For $200 Each
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....