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  1. Late February 2018, expect a big Whalers event at the XL Center. The news and developments keep coming, from the new XL Center restaurant, new Soccer stadium coming, new ownership of the XL Center coming this year, the new baseball stadium that recently opened, the news about the NHL possibly increasing to 34 teams... get ready for the late-February event at the XL Center for the Whalers, it will be big.
  2. We have been put in a very difficult situation over these allegations, Tiger denies any wrongdoing and is confident he will be vindicated, so it seems we might have to support him since he is claiming innocence.
  3. Is Vince McMahon rebooting the XFL? The rumors are flying after word came down that McMahon is **nding a new venture, Alpha Entertainment. It’s the latest move in what has been a big month for WWE, which unveiled a new tournament exclusively for Facebook and an announcement about WWE Studios preparing to ramp up digital and television production. Sure, it’s a little surprising that there are rumors about the return of the XFL. But despite this, it should come as no surprise that we’ve got some ideas of what a new and improved XFL should strive to do in the event it is indeed coming back. Teams in New Markets While it’s important to throw teams in the mega-markets like New York and Los Angeles, the new XFL should have some **n with attempts at being the squad to cheer on in some smaller markets. The Mexico City Aztecs, the Austin Bats, the Hartford Whalers (which, potential trademark issues aside, would own). There’s also cities with only one team that has room for another. Could an XFL squad work in Portland? San Antonio? Maybe Orlando? And if the XFL wants, it could go completely bonkers and have teams like…the Atlanta 28ers.
  4. Hartford, Connecticut mentioned as a city that could get an XFL team.
  5. Arizona State Sen. Warren Pederson, R-Gilbert, is sponsoring Senate Bill 1453, which if p*****ed would restrict **ture public **nding for pro sports stadiums. Pederson is a conservative Republican and joins a national chorus of groups skeptical of public money going to professional sports teams. The current stadiums, arenas and ballparks for Phoenix’s four major sports teams — Arizona Cardinals, Phoenix Suns, Arizona Coyotes and Arizona Diamondbacks — as well as nine of the 10 stadiums in the Cactus League are all publicly financed or owned. The Coyotes have been looking for a new arena while the Suns are looking at renovating Talking Stick Resort Arena in downtown Phoenix.
  6. This thread can be for suggestions for a new Whalers Booster Club logo, as some of you might know, there could be legal issues arising over the coming months. Feel free to upload your logo suggestion/contribution:
  7. Okay, I think I have solved the possible infringement issue, that the above whale-tail logo had, with this whale tail that is tilted to the side, not as suggestive as infringing on the Official Whalers logo, that the above logo does.
  8. I am a bit worried about this one, the whale tail in the center could almost be seen as trademark infringement on the original Whalers logo, the whale tail in the center is suggestive of the original logo.
  9. Whalevolution, I want them to have a wide array of choices, in case the NHL drops the hammer on their current logo. How about this one, I am trying to use the eye of the whale as a pinpoint for where Hartford would be on the map, I am about 10 miles east of the "notch" on the Mazzachusetts border, and I am trying to stay about 5 miles south of Windsor with the whale's eye. I think the NHL should be okay with us using this.
  10. Folks, something big is going on, the NHL Public Relations department is well aware of the Whalers record of winning at home back in 1979.
  11. Very sad news to get today. Pete was the eternal optimist-knowing one day the Whalers would return to Hartford.
  12. It is very easy to understand, let me simplify it for you.
  13. There is a lot of stuff going on behind the scenes, let's keep the focus on Arizona. When Atlanta was sold to True North, it took a while and nobody knew about the deals going on there until right before the announcement was made. If 1453 p*****es, we are going to be in for a big present in Hartford.
  14. Expect this news coming out of Arizona to be heavily discussed during the Brigade's TV show this week, as well as on Fox 61 on Monday, February 19th.
  15. At just after 1 p.m. this afternoon, I went to the Post Office and mailed in a check, it was only $100 for now, but I may increase my ownership level in the coming months when I get my tax re**nd in April/May. I am officially an owner of the Hartford Whalers and I will have a say in the direction the team takes when they return. And this time, the team STAYS IN HARTFORD.
  16. WhalerCentral


    I think DeCock is going to think twice the next time he tries to bash Hartford.
  17. WhalerCentral

    A perfect pitch for Carolina

    In the past 4 weeks, Pete (the Brigade) and the Governor are responsible for bringing the Whaler license plate to the public, and the Brigade and the Governor are working on bringing the Winter Cla$sic to East Hartford in the coming years.
  18. WhalerCentral

    A perfect pitch for Carolina

    I spotted "TrueHarfordHockeyFan"
  19. WhalerCentral

    A perfect pitch for Carolina

    Fox61 reporting: The Whaler Guys were the first in the state to announce the Malloy pitch to have the outdoor game featuring the Hurricanes
  20. WhalerCentral

    A perfect pitch for Carolina

    Like I keep saying, SOMETHING BIG IS HAPPENING BEHIND THE SCENES. All of these things can't keep happening for it to be a big string of coincidences, there is something big going on. The Governor is asking the Hurricanes to play in East Hartford, just hours after the Hurricanes announcer's daughter is on national TV, just days after the Whalers license plate is unveiled, just days after The Eagles announce their tour is coming to the XL Center and weeks after Journey says their Tour is starting at the XL Center, and while all of this is happening, we still have an announcement being made for the Whalers at Blue Back Square in early March. Also, note how the Governor thanked the Brigade, the Brigade was also pivotal in coming up with the idea for the Whalers License Plate, the Brigade has done more in 3 years than the Boosters have done in 20 years, the Brigade have a weekly TV platform and appeared on Fox61 with Al Terzi recently, the Brigade is making things happen. Below, you will now notice #24 added to my list. There is something really big going on in Hartford, everything is happening all at once, such as the following things which have all happened in the past few months: new baseball stadium that opened recently new soccer stadium coming new soccer team coming State approves $40 million for XL Center recently mentioned that XL Center going up for sale this year new Travel Center opening in next 3 months new restaurant recently opened at XL Center Aetna decided to keep Headquarters in Hartford last year, Governor and Mayor ask Islanders to move here new UConn campus recently opened in Hartford DMV will be handing out new Whalers license plates very soon Jeff Jacobs, who was at Courant for decades, jumps overnight to 8 local newspapers XL Center starts partnership with Lyft East Hartford outlet construction suddenly and strangely halted construction, days after official Ground Breaking popular Busway going to be added to East of river new casino in East Windsor, after movie theatre sat vacant there for 15 years My-TV 9 makes deal to air UConn Hockey games Hurricanes decide to start wearing Whalers jerseys during game Governor Malloy proposes another $100 Million for the XL Center The Eagles, biggest American band of the 20th Century, schedules XL Center date Journey is starting their World Tour in Hartford at the XL Center Whaler/Hurricanes announcer has his daughter appear on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" Outdoor Whalers announcement scheduled for early March 2018 at Blue Back Square Governor Malloy requests the Hurricanes to play an Outdoor Game in East Hartford
  21. On Wednesday afternoon, today, the game-show viewing world will watch ninth-grader Hayley Minter flex her trivia muscles on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” and – fingers crossed – haul home a wheelbarrow of cash. The freshman at Enloe High School in Raleigh cleared a questionnaire and a Skype interview last summer, then flew with her family to Las Vegas for an August taping, the results of which air both Wednesday and Thursday. She and the family have kept mum on her performance since then, under an obligation not to let loose any spoilers. Her dad Wade Minter, who is the PA announcer for the Carolina Hurricanes, notes that no one should make any *****umptions about her two-day appearance on the long-running ABC quiz program. Folks, something is going on, Malloy just announced ANOTHER $100 MILLION for the XL Center, the Eagles just announced they are coming to the XL Center, Journey just announced they are starting their world tour at the XL Center, and now the Whalers/Hurricanes announcer is having family members appear on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, just 2 weeks after the Whalers make national news with a new Whaler license plate, and the Whaler alumni game coming up, and added to all of this is ABC out of New Haven making a deal to air UConn Hockey games from the XL Center, rumors swirling around about the XL Center being sold this year, and rumors swirling around about the NHL adding more teams.... something big is going on.
  22. We have known for years that there are many investors with deep pockets who are willing to bring big name sports teams to Hartford, that they are in constant contact with the Governor, and we know that Data Mail in Newington has been registering names for teams, and we can now connect the dots, thanks to the Hartford Business Journal.
  23. A lot of big stuff is happening behind the scenes right now.