"Hockey fans continue to have a fascination with the Whalers franchise, with good reason. From the rough early years, to the development of an exciting young team that thrilled one of sport’s most underrated fan bases, to the final years of controversy and chaos, Pat Pickens's account of the team’s colorful history is a terrific read. It’s filled with memories from over a dozen figures who continue to have a powerful impact on the NHL to this day."
--Rick Peckham, former play-by-play announcer for the Whalers and Tampa Bay Lightning
"Pat Pickens's book captured more than a historical account of a sports franchise but rather a story about the deep connection between Hartford and its Whalers. Through cheers and tears the characters in the book remain fondly connected to Hartford."
--Mike Liut, Whalers goalie, 1985-90
"We may not have realized how special the Hartford Whalers were at the time, but as I look back it was a privilege to play for the team. I still keep in touch and get together with many of my ex-teammates from those days, which were unlike any other in my pro career. The Whalers brought back fond memories of my time playing in Hartford."
--Paul Lawless, Whalers forward, 1982-88