Report: Baldwin Could Bring Whale Back Through AHL Team

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Howard Baldwin, the former owner of the Hartford Whalers, has been trying to revive efforts to bring the team back to Hartford, and it looks like he might get part of what he’s been looking for.

He is expected to make an announcement on Monday that he is taking control of the city's minor league hockey team.

He’s called a news conference for Monday evening with officials from the AHL and the Hartford Wolf Pack.

The Hartford Courant reported Sunday that Baldwin plans to change the name of the Rangers affiliate to the Connecticut Whale.

Baldwin runs Whalers Sports & Entertainment which is trying to generate enough support for hockey in Hartford to convince the NHL that the city deserves a team. He has said that increasing attendance at the AHL games is an important part of that plan. 

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