In case you missed it, here is former Hartford Whalers owner Howard Baldwin talking about bringing the NHL and the Whalers back to your capital city.
Also, as we mentioned on Face the State, Whalers gear is a hot seller these days. I noticed this store in Newport , RI (aka Hartford by the sea) selling Whalers merchandise. The folks there told me they cannot keep with the demand. Newport is a big destination for people from the Hartford area and in fact all of Connecticut, so it is no surprise.