The Whalers.....err....the Hurricanes-TOP OF THE WORLD!
Wow, they did it. After leaving us in 1997 as Peter Karmanos become Hartford Idiot Enemy #1. He did what he thought was best for his team, but at the time, with all his moanng about lack of attendance, the Whale was averaging 13,000 fans per game, in a Civic center that held 16,000 plus. That ain't bad!
I had season tix when the Whalers were still in the WHA. And then, the fun started. I lived in downtown Hartford for a few years, steps away from the Civic Center. Dinner, beers and a game became a pastime for so many wonderful nights. The Stanley Cup WILL make a much deserved appearance downtown, and soon. Or Karmanos is really the fool. And yes, we here in Hartford still love the Whale, and today, we rejoice. Finally. Our hearts and souls stayed the same Whaler green when they moved, and now, we feel we are a nice part of the Cup.