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01-05-2013, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by BlackNgold 84 View Post
I wanna say that the whalers name is tied into hartford. Theres the connecticut whale already. The Whalers name goes back to the WHA so I don't know if the NHL got the rights after the whalers moved to carolina. Quebec should always be the nordiques.
Until a couple years ago, the Whalers name and marks were the property of the State of Connecticut, which retained that property when it sold the franchise to the devil Karmanos.

The state failed to keep up the trademark registration, so they reverted to the NHL per the franchise sale agreement. Hence the avalanche of faux vintage Whalers crap every frat boy wannabe and self-proclaimed "old-skül hockey fan" in this state have been wearing.

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