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The Whale Sweater Makes It Debut In Carolina

from Luke DeCock of the News & Observer,

The most hated man in Connecticut, still, will be watching Sunday when the Carolina Hurricanes take a step back into their past and wear the green-and-white of the Hartford Whalers for the first time in more than 20 years. But Peter Karmanos, now merely a minority owner of the Hurricanes, isn’t sure how he’s going to feel about that.

“I’m going to watch the game with morbid curiosity,” Karmanos said. “I’ll let you know how I feel afterward.”

While a great number of people in the Nutmeg State have their Cooperalls in a bunch over what they see as the Hurricanes’ cultural appropriation of their beloved Whalers, their primary antagonist – the man they blame for the loss of the team, with all the bile that comes with that – isn’t quite as bothered. Having sold the team to Tom Dundon a little less than a year ago, he’s as operationally detached from the day-to-day operations as he is emotionally detached from everything that seemed so important two decades ago.

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TreKronor's avatar

The Whalers logo is, to me, one of my favorite logos in all sports. I hate to see it resurrected for a game like this. It’s just so… Gimmicky and without purpose.

Posted by TreKronor on 12/22/18 at 05:45 PM ET

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