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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Downtown Hartford Finally Gets a Movie Theater, and Front Street Starts to Take Shape

    Downtown Hartford Finally Gets a Movie Theater, and Front Street Starts to Take Shape
    Hartford’s downtown hasn’t had a movie theater in something like three decades, but that’s finally about to change. The Spotlight Theatre that will open Nov. 16th will also be the very first operational tenant for the embarrassingly...
  • 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...
  • Another Empty Seat At Civic Center; Johnston Fired As GM; Liut May Get The Job

    Whalers owner Richard Gordon brought the media to his Trumbull Street office Tuesday to confirm he had fired Ed Johnston as vice president and general manager -- three years to the day he was hired. But the more Gordon spoke at the 75-minute press...
  • Ticket Effort Starts; Saving Whalers The Goal

    A Hartford Whalers season ticket sales campaign has become a referendum on the team's future and began Tuesday with a difficult request: Forget the candidate's record. Gov. John G. Rowland and Lt. Gov. Jodi Rell brought corporate leaders -- and, in a...
  • Whalers Will Leave Hartford, Sources Say. Announcement Expected Today; Team To Pay State $5 Million

    Wednesday, March 26, 1997 WHALERS WILL LEAVE HARTFORD, SOURCES SAY ANNOUNCEMENT EXPECTED TODAY; TEAM TO PAY STATE $5 MILLION By Christopher Keating, Mike Swift and Michael Arace The Hartford Whalers rejected the Rowland administration's final offer...
  • A Moving Tribute. Victory A Footnote To History

    Perhaps the saddest moment in Hartford history was the circus tent fire of July 6, 1944. It became known as The Day the Clowns Cried. Another of the city's saddest moments arrived April 13, 1997. Perhaps it should be remembered as The Day They Cried...
  • It's Official Finally; Whalers Join NHL

    The National Hockey League's expansion to four cities became official Friday when league President John Ziegler announced the granting of franchises to the Hartford Whalers, Edmonton Oilers, Winnipeg Jets and Quebec Nordiques. The Expansion, which swells...
  • Whalers' Gordie Howe Retires

    Reluctantly, wistfully, and perhaps a bit skeptically an era officially came to end Wednesday. Gordie Howe, in the wanning stages of his fantastic and almost unbelievable 32-year career, often joked that he would retire when everybody else did -- at the...