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March 12, 1995 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He can wake up now and not crave a drink, can plan his day without carving out time to steal away, curl his fingers around a bottle and fill the emptiness he could never tell anyone about. Every day Paul Holmgren remains sober is a victory. But every day is a struggle. "Today is Wednesday," the Hartford Whaler coach said. "I can't take it beyond that. Sometimes you've got to break it down less than that--an hour at a time, whatever it takes to get another day behind you."
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October 25, 1996 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It happens less and less, but there are moments when Randy Ladouceur can't help it. He misses playing the game. "The first exhibition game, I felt like jumping over the boards and taking a shift," Ladouceur said. "I don't know how I would have fared in my suit, though."
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August 22, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Hartford Whalers, who acquired Yvon Corriveau from Washington in 1990, have returned the left wing to the Capitals to complete another trade made last June.
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October 10, 1996 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hartford Whaler left wing Brendan Shanahan and Detroit Red Wing forward Keith Primeau got their wishes Wednesday, but Detroit's Paul Coffey got what may be only a temporary new address. Ending weeks of speculation, the Whalers traded Shanahan and defenseman Brian Glynn to the Red Wings for Coffey--the NHL's career scoring leader among defensemen--Primeau, and a 1997 first-round draft pick.
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August 29, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Goalie Sean Burke and defenseman Eric Weinrich were traded from the New Jersey Devils to the Hartford Whalers for forward Bobby Holik, a second-round draft pick in 1993 and a conditional pick in 1994.
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June 16, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Rick Bowness and Paul Holmgren were back in the coaching business Monday in the NHL. Bowness, who came within four games of the Stanley Cup final this spring with Boston, was hired by the expansion Ottawa Senators a week after being fired by the Bruins. "It's been an unbelievable week," Bowness said. "From the depths of depression last Monday to the highs of being the first coach of the Ottawa Senators. I've seen both ends of the spectrum."
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January 25, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Right wing Rob Brown was traded by the Hartford Whalers to the Chicago Blackhawks for defenseman Steve Konroyd.
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March 12, 1995 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He can wake up now and not crave a drink, can plan his day without carving out time to steal away, curl his fingers around a bottle and fill the emptiness he could never tell anyone about. Every day Paul Holmgren remains sober is a victory. But every day is a struggle. "Today is Wednesday," the Hartford Whaler coach said. "I can't take it beyond that. Sometimes you've got to break it down less than that--an hour at a time, whatever it takes to get another day behind you."
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June 2, 1994 | Associated Press
The Hartford Whalers were sold Wednesday night for $47.5 million to two Michigan computer company executives who intend to keep the team in Hartford for at least four years. The purchasers, Peter Karmanos and Thomas Thewes, are the principal owners of Compuware Corp. They have been seeking an NHL franchise for years.
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March 26, 1994 | From Associated Press
Six Hartford Whalers--including captain Pat Verbeek and star rookie Chris Pronger--were suspended Friday for their involvement in a barroom brawl near Buffalo, N.Y., but the NHL promptly reversed the decision of team owner Richard Gordon. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman rescinded the suspensions, pending the outcome of an investigation that he ordered into the incident. His decision came hours after Gordon announced the suspensions.
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October 17, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Hartford Whaler captain Pat Verbeek, Adam Burt and Tim Kerr were signed to multiyear contracts with the NHL team.
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October 2, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Hartford Whalers received a $29-million assist from the state of Connecticut to refinance existing debt, a move aimed at ensuring that the team stays in the city. The package includes a $4-million, seven-year loan that Whaler owner Richard Gordon will use to buy the bankrupt Colonial Realty Co.'s 37.5% share in the team, raising his stake in the team to 76%.
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