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Baldwin launches Hartford effort

Updated: June 2, 2010, 5:03 PM ET
Associated Press

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. -- The former owner of the Hartford Whalers is planning an outdoor hockey festival that he hopes will help re-energize efforts to bring the NHL back to Connecticut.

Howard Baldwin, who moved the World Hockey League's New England Whalers to Hartford in 1975 and brought the team into the NHL in 1979, launched a marketing campaign Wednesday designed to bring the Whalers name, and ultimately an NHL team, back to Connecticut's capital.

"We have got to get people talking ...

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