Hartford Whalers News and Updates

Mon

17

Feb

2014

Happy President's Day


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Mon

17

Feb

2014

Whalers in the Olympics: Kevin Dineen

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Fri

14

Feb

2014

Whalers in the Olympics: Tommy Williams

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Wed

12

Feb

2014

On This Date: The Whalers Crush Edmonton 11-0

Ron Francis
Ron Francis vs. Unidentified Oiler (HFD Courant)

On this date in 1984: Ron Francis scored four goals, Greg Malone chipped in a hat trick and Greg Millen stopped all 28 shots thrown his way as the Whalers registered an 11-0 victory over the eventual Stanley Cup champion Edmonton Oilers.

 

The Whalers set 23 team records and had a sellout crowd of 14,817 celebrating into the night.

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Thu

06

Feb

2014

On This Date 1980:The Whalers Are "Home at Last"

First-ever NHL game in Hartford, Feb. 6 1980.
First-ever NHL game in Hartford, Feb. 6 1980.

 

Los Angeles Kings 3 @ Hartford Whalers 7

 

First Period

1 - LAK : Murphy 18 (Howse) (EV) 14:42
2 - LAK : Hopkins 6 (Palmer, Apps) (EV) 16:01
3 - HAR : Stoughton 32 (Boutette, Rogers) (PP) 18:50

Penalties - HAR - Boutette 0:36 ; HAR - Rogers 11:11 ; HAR - Rogers 11:11 ; LAK - St. Laurent 11:11 ; LAK - St. Laurent 11:11 ; LAK - Manery 17:06 ;

Second Period

4 - HAR : Stoughton 33 (Howe Mk, Rogers) (PP) 12:06
5 - HAR : Howe Mk 17 (Boutette, Stoughton) (EV) 17:14
6 - HAR : Howe Mk 18 (EV) 18:19

Penalties - LAK - Halward 7:33 ; LAK - Jensen 10:46 ; HAR - Hill 12:22 ;

Third Period

7 - HAR : Howe G 12 (EV) 3:29
8 - HAR : Rogers 25 (Howe Mk, Sims) (EV) 12:36
9 - LAK : Murphy 19 (Palmer, Dionne) (EV) 13:13
10 - HAR : Douglas 24 (Stoughton, Keon) (EV) 17:28

Penalties - HAR - Fotiu 7:40 ; HAR - Howe G 15:06 ;

Shots On Goal

  1 2 3 T
Los Angeles Kings 9 9 11 29
Hartford Whalers 12 12 12 36

Powerplay Conversions

Los Angeles Kings : 0 of 0
Hartford Whalers : 0 of 0

Goaltenders

Lessard (LAK) (L) 21 saves on 26 shots - 44:00 mins
Grahame (LAK) 8 saves on 10 shots - 16:00 mins
Smith A (HAR) (W) 26 saves on 29 shots - 60:00 mins

Attendance - 14,448
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Mon

27

Jan

2014

On This Date in 1987: Kevin Dineen Scores vs. Soviets at Rendez Vous '87

Kevin Dineen vs. Vladimr Krutov
Kevin Dineen vs. Vladimr Krutov
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Thu

23

Jan

2014

January 23, 1977 Steve and Jack Carlson Score Their First Whalers Goals. A Month Later "Slapshot" was Released

On this date in 1977, Steve Carlson scores his first-ever Whalers goal in a win over the Cincinnati Stingers. Few people noticed.

A month later, the movie "Slapshot" was released and Steve instantly became one of hockey's most recognizable players.

 

His brother Jack also tallied in the game.

 

 

Source: The Sporting News
viewed at The Paper of Record
  1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
Cincinnati 2 1 0 0 3
New England 1 2 0 1 4
1st Period Scoring:
Cincinnati Sobchuk 25 Steele   5:23
New England Keon 15 Backstrom T. Abrahamsson 7:41
Cincinnati Stoughton 31 Carroll   14:58
2nd Period Scoring:
New England S. Carlson 6 Earl   9:12
New England J. Carlson 5 S. Carlson   9:34
Cincinnati Steele 6 Plumb Sobchuk 17:17
3rd Period Scoring:
No scoring
Overtime Scoring:
New England Hynes 4 Backstrom Rogers 4:43
Goalies:
Cincinnati LaPointe
New England C. Abrahamsson
Shots: 1st 2nd 3rd OT Final
Cincinnati 12 14 11 2 39
New England 16 10 15 3 44
Attendance 10,083

 

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Mon

20

Jan

2014

January 20, 1981: Mike Rogers Named Whalers Captain

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers

On This Date in 1981, Mike Rogers is named Whalers captain, replacing Rick Ley.

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Sat

18

Jan

2014

On This Date in 1977, Hartford Hosts the WHA All Star Game

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Sat

18

Jan

2014

36 Years Ago Today ... The Roof Came Tumbling Down

PHOTO COURTESY OF DAVE GILBERT.  SEE ORIGINAL SOURCE PAGE HERE:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/93978447@N00/4800768824/in/photolist-8jecjh-2iTe6-2iTbf

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Sat

11

Jan

2014

Celebrating the First-Ever Pro Hockey Game in Hartford, January 11, 1975

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Sat

28

Dec

2013

New York Times: Whalers Legacy Lives on!

Joel Quenneville
Joel Quenneville
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Thu

26

Dec

2013

On This Date, 1982: Rick Ley's Number 2 is Retired

Rick Ley
Rick Ley

On This Date In 1982 Rick Ley's #2 is officially retired in a ceremony prior to a game vs the New York Islanders. His coaching career was controversial, but as a player he was the "heart and soul" of the New England Whalers. Ley was talented, tough and always gave 100%.

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Thu

26

Dec

2013

On This Date, 1986: Doug Jarvis Becomes the NHL's Ironman

Doug Jarvis and Bob Gainey
Doug Jarvis and Bob Gainey
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Wed

25

Dec

2013

Merry Christmas Whaler Nation!

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Sun

22

Dec

2013

Don't Miss Hartford NHL Feature on "Face the State"

Hartford NHL City?
Hartford NHL City?

There's no bigger advocate for NHL hockey in Hartford than WFSB's Dennis House. This week he interviews Gov. Malloy flak Andrew Doba and former Whalers owner Richard Gordon on TV-3's "Face The State" to discuss Hartford's chances of once again becoming an NHL city.

The episode airs this Sunday at 11am.

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Thu

19

Dec

2013

Kevin Dineen Named Head Coach of Canadian Olympic Womens Team

Kevin Dineen
Kevin Dineen

Kevin Dineen became coach of Canada's women's hockey team Tuesday ahead of the Sochi Olympics, a month after his firing by the Florida Panthers.

He succeeds Dan Church, who unexpectedly resigned last week less than two months before the Games in Russia. The Canadian women's team is aiming to win Olympic gold for the fourth consecutive time.

 

"This has been a whirlwind few days, but when this opportunity presented itself I immediately jumped at it," Dineen, who grew up in Toronto, said at a news conference.

 

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Thu

19

Dec

2013

On This Date: The Whalers Play in the First-Ever ESPN Hockey Game.

ESPN logo circa 1979
ESPN logo circa 1979

On This Date in 1979: ESPN televises its first NHL game -- Hartford Whalers vs. Washington Capitals at the Springfield Civic Center. The Whalers won 5-4

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Sat

14

Dec

2013

Video: Classic Shane Churla vs. Jay Miller Bout

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Fri

13

Dec

2013

SI.com: Two Groups Pushing to Bring NHL to CT

Whalers fans in 1997
Whalers fans in 1997

It’s not time to strike up Brass Bonanza or scrape the barnacles off Pucky the Whale just yet, but hockey fans in the Nutmeg State got an injection of hope that the NHL might yet return to Hartford.

 

Connecticut Governor Dannell Malloy told reporters today that he’s spoken with “at least two groups” that are interested in acquiring an NHL team about the possibility of relocating or expanding to Hartford.

 

“In the last six months, I have been contacted by several groups who are interested in knowing, should they acquire a team and win the rights to move that team, would we be interested in competing for that team,” Malloy said. “I have indicated time and time again that we would be interested, though probably not at our sole expense.”

 

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Thu

12

Dec

2013

On this Date in 1996: J.S. Giguere starts his 1st career NHL game vs Philadelphia

J.S. Giguere
J.S. Giguere

On this Date in 1996: J.S. Giguere starts his 1st career NHL game vs Philadelphia, a 3-2 loss.

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Tue

10

Dec

2013

Looked Who Switched to Natty Light!

Norm Miller and Gordie Howe
Norm Miller and Gordie Howe
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Sat

07

Dec

2013

On This Date 1977: Gordie Howe Scores His 1,000th Big League Goal

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Sat

07

Dec

2013

Paul Stewart Recalls Epic Bouts with Jack Carlson and More

Paul Stewart Fights Terry O'Reilly
Paul Stewart Fights Terry O'Reilly
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Sat

07

Dec

2013

THN: Top 10 logos we miss from the NHL’s golden era

Carol Vadnias, Gilles meloche and the Californai Golden Seals
Carol Vadnias, Gilles meloche and the Californai Golden Seals
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Fri

06

Dec

2013

Brian Cashman - Whalers Fan!

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Fri

06

Dec

2013

Gordie Howe "Primitively Savage"

Gordie Howe
Gordie Howe
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Thu

05

Dec

2013

Sons of Pucky: Samuelsson and Cassels

Henrik Samuelsson
Henrik Samuelsson

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Thu

28

Nov

2013

Happy Hanukkah and Happy Thanksgiving Whaler Nation!

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Tue

26

Nov

2013

Kaiton Set to Reach 3,000

Chuck Kaiton with Joel Quenneville, Kevin Dineen and Ron Francis
Chuck Kaiton with Joel Quenneville, Kevin Dineen and Ron Francis

Kudos to the great Chuck Kaiton, who will broadcast his 3000th NHL game tomorrow.

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Mon

25

Nov

2013

Ex-Whaler Richie Dunn Joins NHL Lawsuit

Richie Dunn
Richie Dunn

10 players sue the NHL over concussions. They are Gary Leeman, Brad Aitken, Darren Banks, Curt Bennett, Richie Dunn, Warren Holmes, Bob Manno, Blair Stewart, Morris Titanic and Rick Vaive. http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2013/11/25/10-former-players-sue-nhl-over-concussions/

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Wed

20

Nov

2013

Whaler Nation in Uniondale

Whaler Nation was present and accounted for this weekend at Nassau Coliseum. — with Nathan White and Michael Glasson.

Nathna White and Mighty Mike Glasson Lead the Whalers Charge in Long Island
Nathna White and Mighty Mike Glasson Lead the Whalers Charge in Long Island
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Mon

18

Nov

2013

On This Date: Ron Francis Records First NHL Point

Ron Francis
Ron Francis
On this date in 1981, Whalers rookie Ron Francis scores his first NHL goal and records his first NHL assist in an 8-5 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.
 
He would go on to score 1796 more points over the next 22 seasons and now ranks 4th on the all-time NHL scoring list behind only Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier and Gordie Howe.
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Sat

16

Nov

2013

Birthday Wishes to Pierre Larouche

 

Birthday wishes to the talented and enigmatic "Lucky" Pierre Larouche who racked up 43 goals in 83 career Whalers games.

 

 

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Sun

03

Nov

2013

"Only the in the 70s!" Toupee Pres for Training Camp

Paul Hurley
Paul Hurley

"Only in the 70s." #whalers defenseman Paul Hurley gets his toupee adjusted prior to 1974 training camp.

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Thu

31

Oct

2013

The Greatest Whalers Game Ever?

One of the top five all-time Whaler games occurred on this date in 1979. The Whalers record their 1st NHL road win with a 4-2 victory in Toronto. Dave Keon makes an emotional return to Maple Leaf Gardens scoring a goal and receiving a standing ovation. 51-year-old Gordie Howe also scored to the delight of the Toronto crowd. The acerbic Leafs owner Harold Ballard was so ticked off he stormed out of the rink after the second period

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Thu

31

Oct

2013

Happy Birthday - Risto Siltanen

Risto Siltanen
Risto Siltanen

If you happen to be passing by the Hartford Civic Center tonight, be sure to stop into Chuck's and wish happy birthday to Risto Siltanen (3rd stool from the right as you face the bar).

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Tue

29

Oct

2013

The Whalers and the UConn Children's Cancer Fund -- "More Than a Hockey Team"

UConn Children's cancer Fund sand the Hartford Whalers
UConn Children's cancer Fund sand the Hartford Whalers
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Mon

28

Oct

2013

Happy 50th Birthday to Kevin Dineen

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Fri

25

Oct

2013

Whalers Live at Pearl Jam Concert

Pearl Jam is playing tonight at the XL Center, and even though there's no hockey in Hartford tonight, people are still chanting "Let's Go Whalers!"

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Fri

25

Oct

2013

Whalers Pumpkin Sighting

Hartford Whaler Pumpkin found at the Pumpkin Festival held near Keene State University in New Hampshire
Hartford Whaler Pumpkin found at the Pumpkin Festival held near Keene State University in New Hampshire
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Mon

21

Oct

2013

Happy Birthday -- Terry Yake

Birthday wishes today to our good friend Terry Yake, who had 22 goals and 58 points in 1992-93, but was left unprotected in the 1993 expansion draft and claimed by Anaheim.

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Fri

18

Oct

2013

Happy Birthday to "The Ant Man"

Happy Whaler Nation Birthday to "Mighty Mike" Antonovich" ... Just 5-6, 160 lbs he scored 40 goals in 1976-77 flanking Davey Keon and John McKenzie on a great line that, sadly, never acquired a catchy name.

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Sat

12

Oct

2013

October 12, 1972: The Whalers Play Their First-Ever WHA Game

Ted Green and Derek Sanderson face off.
Ted Green and Derek Sanderson face off.

October 12, 1972 Whalers win 1st game 4-3 over Philadelphia Blazers at Boston Garden.  Larry Pleau beats Bernie parent for the game-winner.

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Fri

11

Oct

2013

October 11 1979, Whalers Play Their First NHL Game

October 11, 1979 Whalers play their 1st NHL regular season game, recording their 1st NHL loss vs Minnesota (4-1).  Gordie Roberts scores the first all-time Whalers goal.

Gord Roberts Scored the First Whalers Goal
Gord Roberts Scored the First Whalers Goal
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Thu

10

Oct

2013

Ex Whalers Coach Bill Dineen Selected to AHL Hall of Fame

The American Hockey League today announced the four people selected for induction into the American Hockey League Hall of Fame as the Class of 2014.

Honored by the AHL Hall of Fame Selection Committee as the ninth group of enshrinees are Bill Dineen, Al MacNeil, Bob Perreault and John Slaney.

 

Bill Dineen’s long and successful hockey career included two turns in the American Hockey League – first as a player and later as a decorated head coach.

A native of Arvida, Que., Dineen played five seasons in the NHL and won two Stanley Cups with the Detroit Red Wings before making his AHL debut with the Buffalo Bisons in 1958. Dineen topped the 20-goal mark four times in his six years with Buffalo, Cleveland, Rochester and Quebec, and made appearances in the Calder Cup Finals in 1959 and 1964.

Dineen transitioned to coaching as his playing career wound down, and he would win championships in both the Western Hockey League and the World Hockey Association before returning to the AHL as head coach of the Adirondack Red Wings in 1983. Dineen’s six seasons behind the bench in Glens Falls saw him win the Louis A.R. Pieri Award as the AHL’s outstanding coach in 1985 and again in 1986, and he led the Red Wings to Calder Cup titles in 1986 and 1989.

Dineen went on to serve as the Adirondack Red Wings’ general manager in 1989-90, and was later head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers. He settled with his family in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, as many of his former players also did, and his sons Shawn, Peter, Gord, Kevin and Jerry all went on to play and/or coach in the AHL.

Bill Dineen tallied 271 points in 391 AHL games during his playing career and earned a coaching record of 246-182-52 in becoming one of the most beloved figures in Glens Falls’ AHL history. He is one of just 12 coaches ever to win more than one Calder Cup, and one of only two to earn the Pieri Award in consecutive seasons.

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Thu

10

Oct

2013

On This Date, 1987: Doug Jarvis Plays His 964th and Final NHL Game

Doug Jarvis
In 1987 Doug Jarvis plays his 964th consecutive (and last) NHL game setting the NHL record for consecutive games played vs the New York Rangers.
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Tue

01

Oct

2013

On This Date, 1982: Mark Johnson Comes to Hartford.

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Tue

01

Oct

2013

Photo: Gerry and Colin McDonald

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Mon

30

Sep

2013

On This Date 1992: "Brass Bonanza" Benched

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Mon

23

Sep

2013

Photo: The Red Sox Store at Fenway Park

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Fri

20

Sep

2013

Well, Do You?

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Thu

19

Sep

2013

WAAF's Danielle Bringing It.

WAAF's Danielle
WAAF's Danielle
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Tue

17

Sep

2013

On This Date, 1991: Andrew Cassels Acquired from Montreal

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Tue

17

Sep

2013

Bottom's Up!

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Sun

15

Sep

2013

Happy Birthday Joel Quenneville

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Sat

14

Sep

2013

Whalers Alumni Jensen and Featherstone Create "Disney World" of Hockey

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Tue

03

Sep

2013

Happy Birthday: Tim Sheehy

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Fri

30

Aug

2013

Fightin' Friday: Rick Ley

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Mon

26

Aug

2013

Photo of the Day: Chris Nilan Wants a Piece of Pat Boutette

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Mon

26

Aug

2013

Photo of the Day: Whalers 72-73 vs. Sharks

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Mon

26

Aug

2013

Happy Birthday - Steve Carlson

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Sun

25

Aug

2013

Happy Birthday - Dave Tippett

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Fri

23

Aug

2013

Whalers Stanley Cup Reunion in Chicago

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Fri

23

Aug

2013

Dennis House TV-3 Whalers Flashback

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Fri

23

Aug

2013

Happy Birthday to the "Big Bopper" Jack Carlson

Jack Carlson
Jack Carlson
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Thu

22

Aug

2013

Happy Whaler Nation Birthday to Dean Evason

Dean Evason
Dean Evason
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Tue

20

Aug

2013

NHL Alumni Camp in Boston Next Week

NHL Alumni Hockey Camps are like no other.  Young hockey players have the opportunity to work with NHL pros and Olympians to sharpen their skills for hockey season.

 

These camps have been very popular throughout the summer and the last camp session is next week -- August 26-29 in Quincy, MA.

 

The camps are operated by former Whalers Glen Featherstone and David A. Jensen.  Next week's session will also feature instruction from: Ted Donato, Brian Leetch, Andy Brickley and Rick Middleton.

 

A few sposts remain available -- don't miss out!

Visit DAJSkillz.com for contact info.

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Mon

19

Aug

2013

On This Date 1982, Mark Howe is Traded

In 1982 Risto Siltanen and Brent Loney are aquired from Edmonton for KenLinseman and Don Nachbaur.
In 1982 Greg Adams, Ken Linseman, 1st (David Jensen), and 3rd round (Leif Karlsson) '83 draft picks are aquired from Philadelphia for Mark Howe and a '83 3rd round draft pick.
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Mon

19

Aug

2013

On This Date: Mark Howe is Traded

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Mon

12

Aug

2013

Happy Birthday Jack Say, "Mr. Brass Bonanza"

Happy Whaler Nation Birthday to "Brass Bonanza" composer Jack Say (Jaques Saye) who turns 91 today. Thanks Jack!
Happy Whaler Nation Birthday to "Brass Bonanza" composer Jack Say (Jaques Saye) who turns 91 today. Thanks Jack!
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Mon

05

Aug

2013

Video: Shane Churla "Nutcracker" ... Ouch!

Video: 1986 Shane Churla drops a brutal "nutcracker" vs. Rochester player. He then throws a steel pipe at a fan and then leads the Binghamton charge into the stands. It's enough to make 'ol time hockey fans tear up a bit.

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Fri

02

Aug

2013

Four NHL Veterans and Their Hartford Whalers Memories

We had a chance to catch up with Ex-Whalers Glen Featherstone and David A. Jensen as well as ex-Bruins Terry O'Reilly Bobby Carpenter to discuss their memories of playing with and against the Hartford Whalers. These hockey greats were part of the 2013 NHL Alumni Hockey Camps at the New England Sport Center in Marlboro, MA. For more info visit DAJSkillz.com

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Thu

01

Aug

2013

Hartford Whalers Back in NHL 14

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Thu

01

Aug

2013

Guess That Whaler

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Wed

31

Jul

2013

Poem: "An Ode to the Hartford Whalers"

Sean Burke
Sean Burke

 

1979–97, Hartford, CT (“Insurance City”)

I

I sing for the Hartford Whalers:
I mourn for a hockey team
that never, like Ahab’s sailors,
dreamed the implausible dream,
or went down as hopeless flailers,
failing in the extreme.
They skated around their rink
and couldn’t exactly sink.

II

In homeroom at age eight,
I studied, with fascination,
facts about my home state.
I worried: our population,
with its glacially slow growth rate,
was the tiniest in the nation
ever to try to support
a team in a big-league sport.

Yet there, in a vision of green,
they were and seemed to belong—
Shanahan, Burke, Dineen
(I number them all in my song)—
till, as I neared thirteen,
the facts proved all of them wrong.
The team would keep playing, but
not in Connecticut.

 

III

My own youth hockey days
had ended two years prior.
I’d set no ice ablaze
as a “Northern Connecticut Flyer”;
nor, in my first growth phase,
had I shot all that much higher.
Still I stood tall and roared
whenever my Whalers scored…

The victory jingle, “Brass Bonanza,”
fills the stadium, gives the fans a
thrill. To this extravaganza
I devote a special stanza.

Suddenly hockey hurt:
the Whalers bowed, withdrew;
sports, in a final spurt,
outgrew me. Shortly I grew
out of my Whalers shirt,
my state—my family, too
(the fabric had started shrinking
and our population sinking).

 

IV

These days I live down south,
but I’m getting a chill again—
the draft I felt in youth,
joining the league of men.
Though all the teeth in my mouth
are accounted for, now as then,
in dreams they are missing, falling.
My team is my family, brawling.

And Hartford runs a correction
in small print in the Courant’s
editorial section:
“There’s no such thing as insurance.
We lied for your protection.
Innocence builds endurance.
But lost is lost is lost:
now wake up and eat the cost.”

Connecticut seems to remain.
My family has mostly gone.
I squint from a homebound train
at the capitol’s snowbound lawn,
count each quaint weathervane,
assess what the weather’s done…
But the place disclaims all claims.
I’ve stopped watching hockey games:

how can a grown man root
when the home team may just duck
out of its stadium, scoot
out of reach like a puck—
and home is no absolute,
either? With any luck,
love learns to improvise
on thin blades, on thin ice.

 

V

The town once threw a parade
when the Whalers survived the first
round of the playoffs. They played
decently—not their worst—
then lost as soon as they’d made
the point that they weren’t cursed.
This happened when I was one;
then the glory days were done.

But what is athletic grace?
And who are sports’ true heroes?
I watch a Zamboni trace
its Zen, concentric zeroes
on pure white mental space.
Within that zone of clear O’s,
one small black speck will go on
eluding me like a koan.

I sing for the team I loved
in a key that is cheerfully minor.
I mourn for the year they moved,
left my state with a shiner
(though the blow was politely gloved),
and settled in Carolina,
a market not quite as small.
The next year, they won it all.

 

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Sat

27

Jul

2013

On This Date, 1972: Ted Green Named First Whalers Captain

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Tue

23

Jul

2013

The Street.com: What Happens to a City When it Loses a Pro Sports Franchise.

The Brass Bonanza played. Kevin Dineen, Ron Francis and the little ball of hate that was Pat Verbeek made life miserable for opponents. Even Gordie Howe lent the team some pedigree during its days in the World Hockey Association and first years in the NHL.

 

Life was good for hockey fans in Hartford, until a guy named Peter Karmanos came into town in 1994, bought the Whalers, traded stud prospect Chris Pronger for a disgruntled Brendan Shanahan and started grousing about the lack of corporate support and the constraints of the Hartford Civic Center. Karmanos threatened to move the team if he didn't get 11,000 season ticket holders and a new arena. Despite a swell of fan support for the "Save The Whale" ticket buying campaign and negotiations for a new $150 million facility, Karmanos announced in 1997 that he planned to move the team to North Carolina.

 

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Tue

23

Jul

2013

Video: Gordie Howe's Last NHL Goal

Gordie Howe scores his final NHL goal vs. Montreal in the 1980 NHL playoffs.  John Garrett got cheated out of an assist.

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Sat

13

Jul

2013

On This Date, 1994: The Whalers Sign Free Agent Jimmy Carson

Jimmy Carson
Jimmy Carson, Whalers
July 14, 1994|By JEFF JACOBS; Courant Staff Writer

 

He has been traded for some of hockey's marquee names in deals that shook the foundation of the sport.

 

But unrestricted free agent Jimmy Carson was the only one moving Wednesday when he signed a two- year, plus option deal with the Whalers for $2.1 million total.

 

t is a sign of the times and a sign of his sometimes inconsistent play that the Whalers did not have to surrender anyone in return for Carson, a center who turns 26 next week.

 

But Whalers general manager Jim Rutherford also is convinced he got a ``legitimate 40-goal scorer'' for a team sorely needing goals.

 

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Wed

10

Jul

2013

Coach Quenneville and Friends with the Stanley Cup at Lurie's Children's Hospital in Chicago

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Tue

09

Jul

2013

America's Team

Megan Fox Whalers gear
Megan Fox rocks Whalers gear

Megan Fox Rocks Hartford Whalers T-shirt

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Thu

04

Jul

2013

Alumni Sighting: Sylvain Cote

Sylvain Cote
Sylvain Cote Hauls in 202 Pound Tuna

Syvain Cote with 202 lbs Bluefin tuna on the Espadon yesterday.

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Fri

28

Jun

2013

Photo: Whalers Alumni Sighting

Hartford Whalers Alumni
Hartford Whalers Alumni

Some old friends talking hockey in NYC: Kevin Dinnen, Jeff O'Neill, Ron Francis, John Stevens, Dave Tippett. #whalers

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Fri

28

Jun

2013

Photo: Take a Walk Through the Whale

Whalers Gift Shop Hartford
Whalers Gift Shop Hartford

1975 photo of the original Whalers Gift Shop located on the second level of the Hartford Civic Center.

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Thu

27

Jun

2013

Photo: Whalers Gear at Red Sox Store

Whalers Merchandise
Whalers Merchandise

Inside the Red Sox souvenir store #whalers #redsox

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Tue

25

Jun

2013

Congratulations to Joel Quenneville and the Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks

joel qunneville
Joel Quennville's House gets tp'd
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Tue

25

Jun

2013

Whaler Nation Birthday Today: Greg Millen

Greg Millen
Greg Millen

Happy Birthday today to Greg Millen, born in 1959.  Holds Whalers goaltending record for career most ties, career most goals allowed, season most losses, season most goals allowed and season most shots faced ... Shares with Sean Burke Whalers record for season most losses ... Shares with John Garrett Whalers record for season most ties ... Holds franchise record for career most goals allowed, season most losses, season most goals allowed and season most shots faced ... Shares with John Garrett and Arturs Irbe franchise record for season most ties.

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Tue

25

Jun

2013

Video: 1986 Shane Churla and Dave Semenko Hockey Fights vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

Shane Churla and Dave Semenko square off against the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1987.

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Tue

25

Jun

2013

Best Caddie at the Travelers PGA

Best Caddie at the Travelers PGA Championship
Best Caddie at the Travelers PGA Championship
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Mon

24

Jun

2013

Whalers vs. Boston Bruins 1990 Playoffs

The Whalers top Boston 5-3, game three 1990 playoffs, April 9, 1990.

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Mon

24

Jun

2013

Video: Whalers Defeat Boston Bruins in OT

October 13, 1984:  The Whalers defeat Boston 3-2 on an OT Goal by Risto Siltanen.

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Sun

23

Jun

2013

Bobby Holik: When There's More To Love Than Hockey

Bobby Holik
Bobby Holik

Here's an unintentionally humorous Hartford Courant article blaming a Bobby Holik slump on --- LOVE.

 

Article Here

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Sat

22

Jun

2013

Video: Three Bouts vs. Vancouver Canucks

Three 1996 fights vs. Canucks featuring Kevin Dineen, Adam Burt and Kelly Chase

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Fri

21

Jun

2013

WFSB's Dennis House Looks Back at Whalers

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Tue

18

Jun

2013

Whalers Wedding Rocks the Internet

Whalers Themed Wedding
Whalers Themed Wedding
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Sun

16

Jun

2013

Happy Father's Day Whaler Nation!

Gordie Howe and sons
The Howe boys 2011
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Thu

13

Jun

2013

Harry Neale Earns Hall of Fame Nod

The Hockey Hall of Fame announced the 2013 recipients of the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award and the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award on Monday, awarding the honors to Buffalo Sabres broadcaster Harry Neale, and to journalist Jay Greenberg, respectively.

 

Neale, the popular veteran broadcaster and former Minnesota Fighting Saints, New England Whalers , Detroit Red Wings and Vancouver Canucks coach, was chosen by the National Hockey League Broadcasters' Association as this year's winner of the Hewitt award in recognition of his contributions to hockey broadcasting. He also wins the award the year after his long-time Sabres broadcast partner, Rick Jeanneret, was honored.

 

"Harry has entertained millions of hockey fans in the United States and Canada for close to 30 years," Chuck Kaiton, President of the NHL Broadcasters' Association, said. "His unique brand of humor and insight has been memorable. He is extremely worthy of this honor and the NHL Broadcasters' Association applauds him for his great work in all aspects of hockey."

 

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Wed

12

Jun

2013

Whale Sighting: NHL Store

Look which logo is getting front window treatment at the NHL store in Manhattan?

Yes this one! Go Whale!

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