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Hartford Whalers (1990s)
April 13, 1997 -- The Whalers finish 18 years of NHL play in Hartford with a 2-1 victory over Tampa Bay. Kevin Dineen scores the last Whalers goal at the Civic Center (Geoff Sanderson and Andrew Cassels assisting).
April 21, 1997 -- Simsbury developer Stephen D. Fish announces he is trying to formulate a plan to keep the Whalers in Hartford. Under his scenario, Fish and a group of investors would buy 49 percent of the team from Karmanos.
April 13, 1997