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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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  • Hockey Business In South Windsor Has Glided Through Recession

    Hockey Business In South Windsor Has Glided Through Recession
    Opened in 1971, South Windsor Arena/Hockey 1 has grown from a winter-only skating facility with a tiny skate-sharpening room to a year-round rink with a 30,000-square-foot store, a restaurant and a warehouse. | Owners Leonard and Steve Grigorian, 53 and...
  • Developer Seeks To Build Movie Studio In Windsor

    Developer Seeks To Build Movie Studio In Windsor
    As Thomas DeFranzo sees it, the biggest obstacle between him and his Hollywood dream is obscurity. "No one knows we're here," he said of an enterprise he calls Windsor Worldwide Studios. "That's the biggest thing." He is less concerned that the movie...
  • Fan Guide To Rentschler Field: What You Need To Know

    Fan Guide To Rentschler Field: What You Need To Know
    Some Rentschler Field Rules Alcohol policy: Limit of one beer sales limited to one per purchase. Everybody must show an ID. Sales stop midway through the middle of third quarter. Camera policy: No video cameras or recording devices. Confidential fan...
  • 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...
  • 10 Legendary Hartford Whalers

    10 Legendary Hartford Whalers
  • The Hartford Whalers Historical Timeline

    November 1971 -- The World Hockey Association awards franchise to sports enthusiasts and businessmen Howard Baldwin, John Colburn, Godfrey Wood and William Barnes. January 1972 -- Jack Kelley, a successful coach at Boston University, joins the New...
  • Whalers Trade Francis To Penguins. Samuelsson, Jennings Dealt For Cullen, Zalapski, Parker

    The Whalers Monday night completed the biggest trade in their history when they sent Ron Francis, Ulf Samuelsson and Grant Jennings to the Pittsburgh Penguins for John Cullen, Zarley Zalapski and Jeff Parker. General manager Ed Johnston, who had served...