In 1994, NHL postpones the start of the 94/95 due to the lack of a collective bargining agreement with the NHLPA.
In 1981, Paul Shmyr is purchased from Minnesota.
In 1982, Mark Johnson and Kent-Erik Andersson are acquired from St. Louis for a '84 5th round pick and "future consideratios" (Jordy Douglas).
In 1982, Marty Howe is traded to Boston for "future considerations".
In 1982, Ed Hospodar is acquired from the New York Rangers for Kent-Erik Andersson.
In 1990, Dave Tippett is traded to Washington for a '92 6th round draft pick.
In 1992, Corrie D'Alessio is acquired from Vancouver for Kay Whitmore.
In 1996, Kevin Brown is acquired from Anaheim for Espen Knutsen.
In 1992 Whalers announce that Brass Bonanaza will no longer be played after Whalers goals, instead a "steamship horn" will be blown.
In 1983 Greg Malone is acquired from Pittsburgh for a '85 3rd round pick.
In 1990 Paul Cyr signs a free agent contract.
In 1983 Marty Howe is re-acquired from Boston for "future considerations".
In 1986 Mark Paterson is suspended after refusing to report to Binghampton of the AHL.
In 1987 Wayne Babych retires.
Howard Baldwin and old mascot friend Pucky the Whale pose at Barnes & Noble West Hartford today at his book signing.
In 1994 Whalers terminate Pierre McGuire's contract as a result of testimony for the Edmonton Oilers in an arbitration hearing on the signing of Steven Rice.
In 1952 Garry Howatt was born in Grand Center, ALTA
Baldwin "Slim and None" Excerpt: How Ron Francis was the Whalers "Reluctant" Draft Pick and Was Almost Demoted
"Slim and None" Excerpt: Bobby Hull on Rick Ley - "I Wouldn't Piss in His Ear if His Brain Was on Fire!"
Howard Baldwin's new book, "Slim and None" features a lot of great hockey anecdotes. Here Baldwin's tells of the Whalers efforts to sign Bobby Hull in 1979.
In 1975 Gordie Roberts signs an underage free agent contract.
In 1948 Bill Berglund was born in Everett, MA
"I had the bad luck of a governor on the take who tried to convince me to build a new arena," Karmanos said. "He ended up in jail for seven years."
In Hartford, Karmanos said the Whalers struggled with the "tiniest, teeniest market in the league, surrounded by Boston and New York franchises. Not only were we competing against the Bruins and the Rangers, but also against the Islanders, Devils, New York Yankees, Giants, you name them. They were all after our little marketplace for advertising dollars and fan revenue. When I understood that I developed a plan for us to move."