Under new owner, Hurricanes embrace Hartford Whalers history

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Published 2:58 a.m. ET Feb. 14, 2018 | Updated 3:55 p.m. ET Feb. 14, 2018

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The new owner of the Carolina Hurricanes has a soft spot for his team’s old identity — the Hartford Whalers.

In the month since Tom Dundon assumed control of the Hurricanes, they’ve brought back the old Brass Bonanza fight song, stocked the shelves in the team store with that beloved whale-tail logo and have discussed bringing back the Whalers, too — if only for a future turn-back-the-clock night.

Under his leadership, the Hurricanes have done a 180-degree turn in the way they view, market and appreciate their past.

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“It’s ours, right? I mean, it’s who we were. It’s part of the history,” Dundon said in an interview with The…

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