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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Kevin Dineen's NHL career statistics

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  • 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...
  • 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...