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Dec. 22, 1972

Dec. 22, 1972 The topic of replacing Boston Garden with a modern, air-conditioned, easily navigable arena – free of rats – floated into and out of conversations, earnest and casual, for decades before the Shawmut Center/FleetCenter/TD Garden opened in 1995. In the 1970s, the Celtics and their merry-go-round of various owners aggressively took up the cause. By 1972, the WHA New England Whalers joined the fray. With their tenants grumbling, the Bruins let it be known that they’d love a new home, even if their crumbling old home was paid for and generating gobs of money. So, ...

December 23, 2022|Categories: Bruins, Celtics, History|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Oct. 13, 1972

Oct. 13, 1972 Kids, ask someone a lot older than you if they remember the New England Whalers. Then ask them what league they played in. If they don't come up with the World Hockey Association within a few seconds, don't blame them; the WHA only lasted seven seasons. But the WHA did leave behind a few teams to join the National Hockey League, including the Whalers, who eventually moved to Hartford, and eventually moved to Carolina and became the Panthers. But on this night, they began with a 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Blazers before a ...

October 14, 2022|Categories: Bruins, History|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments
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