Jersey Monday: Hartford Whalers

The NBA Finals are over but the Stanley Cup Final is still going on, which means I might as well shift from showing off NBA jerseys to NHL ones.

This is a Hartford Whalers jersey that I picked up after the team had already moved to Carolina, but it's easily my favorite of my hockey jerseys. And because of the Whalers-Bruins rivalry that was huge in this area when I was growing up, I cannot in good conscience root for Boston in tonight's game, or in a potential Game 7 should it come to that.

I also still hold out hope that the Whalers will one day return to Hartford, a prospect that actually seems more likely now that Winnipeg has its team back (though not the same one, obviously). So maybe one day I'll get to wear this jersey at a real Whalers home game again.

Jersey Monday will continue every Monday until I run out of jerseys to spotlight. And since I’ve got more than 150 of them, that could be awhile.