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Gulfstream Park (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

A Good Day For Hartford. . . The Horse

A horse called Hartford — but with ties to California, not Connecticut — was a winner at Gulfstream Park Thursday.

01/16/2014

Kevin Dineen (Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Former Whalers Captain Dineen Fired As Panthers Coach

In Kevin Dineen’s first season with the Florida Panthers the team won its first division title and ended a playoff skid that had lasted more than a decade. A year and a half removed from one of the franchise’s highest points, Dineen,the former Hartford Whalers captain was fired.

11/08/2013

Brendan Shanahan (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Former Whaler Among Those Named To Hockey Hall of Fame

Forward Brendan Shanahan, whose career in the NHL included a stretch with the Hartford Whalers, as well as New Jersey, St. Louis, Detroit and the New York Rangers, is one of three players to be inducted into Hockey Hall of Fame,.

07/09/2013

Courtesy Connecticut Whale

Baldwin Proposes XL Renovation — For Hartford NHL Team In 2017

The chairman and chief executive of Whalers Sports and Entertainment has unveiled a $105 million renovation of Hartford’s XL Center to include an IMAX theater, restaurant and bar.

11/15/2011

Brad McCrimmon (Photo Agency KHL/AP Photo)

Former Whaler Among Those Killed In Russian Plane Crash

Former Hartford Whaler Brad McCrimmon was coach of the Russian hocky team Lokomotiv, whose plane crashed on takeoff. He played 18 years in the NHL for Boston, Philadelphia, Detroit, Hartford and Phoenix..

09/07/2011

Kevin Dineen (Pat Carter/AP Photo)

Former Whalers Hero Now NHL Head Coach

Kevin Dineen, who played for the Hartford Whalers from 1984 to 1991, has been named head coach of the NHL Florida Panthers.

06/01/2011

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Cold Winds; High Spirits

Connecticut fans shattered The American Hockey League’s attendance record The Connecticut Whale sold some 28,500 tickets for the “Whale Bowl”  at Rentschler Field in East Hartford.  The game was the main event of a series […]

02/20/2011

Wolf Pack Open Season with 4-2 Defeat of Checkers

There was an electric atmosphere at the XL Center as the Hartford WolfPack broke the ice on the hockey season with a 4-2 win over the  Charlotte Checkers,  the farm team of the former Hartford […]

10/10/2010

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