Category Archives: In the News

RIP Jack Say

Jack Say has passed away in Belgium. He was 94. Known to friends and family as Jacques Ysaye, he used Jack Say as a pseudonym. He arranged and composed a song titled “Evening Beat“, which he sold to a record … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Whale Bowl

Whale Bowl 2011 is in the books and by most accounts, it was a great success. Despite frigid temperatures, fans tailgated in the parking lot and cheered from the stands. Hopefully fans continue to show their support for Hartford hockey … Continue reading

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Jeff Jacobs Tracks Down Jack Say

Longtime Hartford Courant sports writer Jeff Jacobs has succeeded where many have failed. He tracked down and corresponded with Jack Say, composer of Brass Bonanza. Can you believe Jack Say is a pseudonym and the song was not originally titled … Continue reading

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Recent Additions

Today, we deployed two new additions to the site. We now have an In The News page. This page will display Hartford Whalers-related news from around the web, courtesy of Google. We have also added Hartford Whalers and Brass Bonanza … Continue reading

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