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Howard Baldwin

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  • Renovations Nearly Complete, XL Center Looks To Long-Term Future

    Renovations Nearly Complete, XL Center Looks To Long-Term Future
    HARTFORD — A $35 million renovation of the city's aging XL Center arena is nearly complete: Black granite shines in the new fan club; lighted signs brighten a refreshed concourse; and lower-level loge boxes offer premium seating closer to the...
  • In Refurbished XL Center, Whaler Green Is Missing

    In Refurbished XL Center, Whaler Green Is Missing
    There was so much to look for at the refurbished XL Center when NBA hopes and NHL history suddenly collided on this Wednesday night in October. There was Marcus Smart's jump shot. After going 0-for-8 in his NBA debut against the Sixers, the Celtics'...
  • Baldwin's Book Details Career In Hockey, And With The Whalers

    Back when the renegade World Hockey Association was blooming in the early 1970s, Howard Baldwin sometimes thought he was living in a movie. The man who would later reinvent himself as an Oscar-winning Hollywood producer knew a good story when he saw 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...
  • Minor Wins, Major Losses: Pro Sports Franchise Dreams Dashed Over And Over

    Minor Wins, Major Losses: Pro Sports Franchise Dreams Dashed Over And Over
    The news arrived to readers of The Courant on the morning of March 8, 1877, seven weeks before the start of the second National League baseball season. Hartford, a charter member, was deemed unacceptable as a major league market. The city's "base ball"...
  • Morgan Bulkeley: The Biggest Sportsman To Come From Hartford

    Morgan Bulkeley: The Biggest Sportsman To Come From Hartford
    Morgan Gardner Bulkeley IV, accomplished artist and sculptor, Red Sox fan, last in the direct genealogical line with that distinctly Hartford name, visited the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., for the first time in the summer of 2012. "It was...
  • 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...
  • Return Of The Wolf Pack?

    Return Of The Wolf Pack?
    Global Spectrum, which will take control of the XL Center later this year, is on the verge of keeping the New York Rangers' American Hockey League affiliate in Hartford beyond this season. A deal is close and an announcement from Madison Square Garden...
  • Multiyear Deal Keeps Whale In Hartford

    Multiyear Deal Keeps Whale In Hartford
    Professional hockey will remain in downtown Hartford, at least for the next three years. After weeks of high-level negotiations between Madison Square Garden Co. and Comcast Spectacor, a deal was reached Tuesday to keep the New York Rangers' American...
  • Schoenfeld Happy In Hartford

    Schoenfeld Happy In Hartford
    New York Rangers assistant general manager Jim Schoenfeld said Wednesday that he's happy the team's American Hockey League affiliate is remaining in Hartford. But Schoenfeld, who acts as GM of the Connecticut Whale, said it's too soon to say whether...
  • 6/28/2012-Hockey Dreams Die Hard

    6/28/2012-Hockey Dreams Die Hard
    Hockey is a family sport to me. I've had a lot of fun at hockey games with my family at various venues from watching amateurs at a local skating rink in Bolton to the Bruins at the Boston TD Garden. I was a regular at the Civic Center when Ronnie...