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

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  • Colleen Howe dies at 76; 'Mrs. Hockey' was wife of Hall of Famer Gordie Howe

    Colleen Howe, the wife of hockey great Gordie Howe and one of the first female sports agents, died Friday. She was 76. She died at her home in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., after battling Pick's disease, a rare form of dementia similar to Alzheimer's, the...
  • Alex Zlatkus Scoring Points Along The Way

    Alex Zlatkus Scoring Points Along The Way
    ALEX ZLATKUS GLASTONBURY Class: Senior Position: Forward Coach: Ken Barse Accomplishments: Helped lead Glastonbury to one of the best three-year stretches in program history with trips to the Division I semifinals and finals in 2008 and '09. (The...
  • 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...