Before they were the NHL's famed Hartford Whalers, they started as the New England Whalers of the World Hockey Association, first starting play in Boston in 1971. After feuds with the Bruins, Celtics and the AHL's Boston Braves over game scheduling, the owner moved the team to Hartford, which welcomed their first ever pro hockey team with open arms in the fall of 1975.
Though they never again won a WHA championship, the New England Whalers never missed the playoffs and finished first in its division three times. In 1977, the legend Gordie Howe and his two sons Mark and Marty signed with the Whalers, making pro hockey history by having father and sons make up an entire forward line.
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