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Gordie Howe Passes Away

Gordie Howe, affectionately known as Mr. Hockey, passed away early in the morning on June 10, 2016. After 25 seasons with Detroit and 3 with Houston, he came to Hartford and played for the WHA New England Whalers from 1977-1979, … Continue reading

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Memories… 19 Years Strong

It’s hard to believe it’s been 19 years since the Hartford Whalers played their final game. While I was not fortunate enough to be at the final game, I remember watching it on TV (from deep within Bruins’ country!) and … Continue reading

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Whalers Scratch Games

The CT Lottery has just released a new Hartford Whalers scratch game! There are over $2.3 million in cash prizes, including 24 prizes of $1,979 (the year the Whalers entered the NHL – clever!). Remember, you can’t win if you … Continue reading

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Fenway Park Announcer Carl Beane has Died

Carl Beane, the public address announcer at Fenway Park, has died after a car crash in Sturbridge, MA May 9. Our thoughts and prayers are with Carl’s family during this difficult time. Fenway Park will no doubt never be the … Continue reading

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For That Special Someone

While you’re surfing around looking for that special gift, don’t forget to head on over to the Hartford Whalers Gift Shop! Currently offered are a number of classic Hartford Whalers items ranging from t-shirts and sweatshirts to books and hats. … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Winnipeg!

Congratulations to all the fans in Winnipeg on the return of an NHL team! While the time may not yet be right for Hartford, the dedication and enthusiasm shown by the fans in Winnipeg are an inspiration for those in … Continue reading

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April 11, 1975.

Today is the 36th anniversary of the famous record-setting fight between the Whalers and the Saints of the WHA. To celebrate, we’ve (finally) posted the extended audio version which until now had only been available on the “Whalers… Score!” LP … Continue reading

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Should the Hartford Whalers be the Next NHL Team?

Versus did a short piece yesterday looking back at the history of NHL hockey in Hartford. They specifically cited the troubles in Atlanta and Phoenix and NHL’s possible re-entry into a market such as Winnipeg, Hartford, or Quebec. Take a … Continue reading

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Facebook and Photo Galleries

We’ve finally joined Facebook, so please “Like” us!! 🙂 There is also continuing work to complete backend updates to our photo galleries and add various pictures that folks have sent us over the years.

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