FORMER WHALERS OWNER TRYING TO REIGNITE INTEREST IN HARTFORD

Former Hartford Whalers owner Howard Baldwin is trying to get fans behind his efforts to bring an NHL team back to Hartford, Conn.

Baldwin’s latest venture is an outdoor skating rink at the Rentschler Field sports and entertainment stadium in East Hartford.

A news conference has been scheduled for Wednesday to detail plans for the rink and various events designed to show Hartford is a hockey town.

The Hartford Whalers left Connecticut in 1997 for Raleigh, N.C., and became the Carolina Hurricanes. Hartford is one of several cities hoping to lure an NHL team.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=323215


3 Responses to FORMER WHALERS OWNER TRYING TO REIGNITE INTEREST IN HARTFORD

  1. number15 says:

    Hartford is a decent hockey market but I'd rather go back to Winnipeg or Quebec city before Hartford…… even Hamilton, which apprarently would become the 5th best NHL market if given a team

    though with that stupid Bettman running the show, not many teams will be heading to Canada. He might bring Coyotes back to Winnipeg, but that cause of all the pressure. He seems to love his American roots.

    it is in the best interest of the NHL to move 2-3 teams to Canada, from weak markets……. also some U.S places, like Hartford, Kansas etc… but Canada is best destination

  2. Cut_one_for_Kordic says:

    I still say Coyotes to Las Vegas

  3. HABSSTAR says:

    People might laugh at this but if they could bring in a guy like Vince McMahon and his billion dollar operation then they could do some serious business there. 

    While I'm sure Bettman might hate the idea of the NHL being linked with the WWE you can't argue about how McMahon has turned that business into a money maker. 

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