It was 17 years this coming Sunday that the Hartford Whalers played their final game. A month later, they were officially on their way to Raleigh, North Carolina and NHL hockey was gone, likely to never return.
The love for the Whale and "Brass Bonanza" has not died all these years later. Everytime you hear those horns at the beginning, you can't help but hum along.
During a wedding in Connecticut this past fall, the father-daughter dance -- a tradition that always makes grandma cry -- took a different turn. Instead of a sappy, heartwarming song, this dad and his daughter decided to use an old classic.
I had no idea there was an official dance to "Brass Bonanza," so from here on out whenever I hear the song, I will do exactly what that awesome dad did there. Grandma may not be crying. Whalers fans, on the other hand...
We know the kind of affection the Whale have on hockey fans. Everywhere you go you see people wearing some sort of Whalers gear. Grantland's Jonah Keri was in Dallas Monday night for the NCAA men's basketball title game and reported seeing a number of people sporting some.
From gear to theme weddings, there's nothing that can stop the love of the Whale.
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