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If you miss the Hartford Whalers, this will brighten your day

Kevin Dineen waves to fans in 1997 after the Whalers’ final game in Hartford.AP

Plenty of New Englanders still miss the Hartford Whalers (raising hand), and I’d suspect many Boston hockey fans probably miss them too since they were good for four or five Bruins wins every year.

The Whalers left Connecticut in 1997 and became the Carolina Hurricanes. But today there is some joy in Whalerville. Josh Kantor, the organist at Fenway Park, has recorded a new version of “Brass Bonanza,” the iconic theme song that blared through the Hartford Civic Center loudspeakers whenever the Whalers scored.

Kantor’s version is titled “Brass Bonanza (2016 Christmas organ version)”. The original was by Jack Say. Whichever you prefer, it’s hard not to smile when you listen to it.


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