"The shrine to the Whalers still hangs, untouched, in his older brother's bedroom in Avon. A shirt from the last game. A team photo. The Whalers schedule from the last season. Both home and away Whalers jerseys."
"It's been 17 years. Seventeen years," his brother Chris said. "Every April 13, I wake up in a bad mood."
This is a GREAT read for Whalers fans:
http://espn.go.com/nhl/playoffs/2014/story/_/id/10879320/chicago-blackhawks-ben-smith-tuning-game-playoffs — with Pete Hindle and 3 others.