It’s been more than two decades since the Hartford Whalers left for Carolina, yet fans watching two games in the upcoming season will see our defunct Connecticut hockey team’s green uniforms squaring off against the Bruins.
On Dec. 23 and March 5, the Hurricanes – the name the team took after moving to Carolina from Hartford in 1997 – will revert to throwback uniforms worn by the Whalers from 1985-1991. According to a Hurricanes announcement on Thursday, the team will host “Whalers Night” two days before Christmas at PNC Arena when the Bruins visit.
Then, when the Hurricanes travel to Boston on March 5th, they'll don the green, white and blue again!!
Sure would be nice if the Hurricanes played a home game in CT at the 'mall' too...