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04-23-2013, 10:54 AM
Jarkko Immonen
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In the end, the Whale branding was a hamfisted marketing move by Howard Baldwin. He took on a bad rent deal at the XL Center (wah wah, he TOOK it, he didn't have to) and went bankrupt after staging an outdoor hockey game in his first season that was incredibly unsuccessful (it also fell on the coldest day of the month and he ended up paying more for snow removal than he thought). I am pretty sure there are still open lawsuits against Whaler Sports and Entertainment. He couldn't even pay Reebok for uniforms. Nothing he did improved my game day experience and I'm glad that era is gone.

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