One reason that the NHL should consider bringing back the Whalers is because there is a plan for the XL Center to be renovated. These renovations will start in the summer of 2017, and it will be a slow process. They are working on making the conditions for the ice modern, not just for the possibility of the Whalers coming back, but for the Wolfpack AHL team and the UConn hockey team.
There is no way the NHL will come back to Hartford if the XL Center stays the way it is. A proposed renovation plans for the number of seats to increase to 18,000 and for the addition of restaurants to the building. Continue Reading →