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Sports Team
    (1979- )
    Located in Raleigh, North Carolina
    Formerly located in Hartford, Connecticut (1979-97)
    Formerly known as the Hartford Whalers (1979-97)
    Play at the PNC Arena
    Stanley Cup Championship (2006)
    Five retired numbers: Glen Wesley's #2, Steve Chiasson's #3, Gordie Howe's #9, Ron Francis's #10 and Rod Brind'Amour's #17
    From their inception in 1979 to the 1991-92 season, they either didn't make the playoffs or were eliminated in the first round.
    The team’s ownership sold the team for $47.5 million to Peter Karmanos, Thomas Thewes and Jim Rutherford.
    They let Chris Pronger, Brendan Shanahan and Paul Coffey get away through trades and free agency.
    They decided to name themselves after a natural disaster that kills people and destroys property when they were given the green light to move to North Carolina.
    They unsuccessfully made a bid for Sergei Federov.
    In North Carolina, they play third fiddle to college basketball and NASCAR.
    Their 2002 season was considered a 'Cinderella Season' even though, as a franchise, it was their 23rd.
    They finished last in their division a year after representing the East in the Stanley Cup finals (2002-03 season)
    The Whalers were one of the WHA (World Hockey Association) teams.
    When they were in the WHA, they had Gordie Howe and his two sons, Mark and Marty.
    They chose Ron Francis as their first ever draft pick.
    Their inaugural season, as the Whalers, saw Gordie Howe score his 800th NHL goal (1979).
    They made the playoffs in their inaugural season as the Whalers.

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