A little slice of history
While poking through the threads (and all the Chicken Littling) on scout.com's Hurricanes board, I found this little gem from the old "15 Years of Whalers Hockey" book (which covers the years 1972-1987):
In this picture are:
New England Whalers co-founder Bill Barnes (the creator of the All-Star Skills Competition, who passed away this week)
WHA President Gary Davidson
Whalers owner Howard Baldwin
And the pouty kid in front holding the "New England Whalers" sign? A very young Brett Hull.