On Saturday night
at the Arch Street Tavern, a dozen blocks from the arena the Whalers called
home, Brass Bonanza sounded as a '91 Whalers-Bruins game played on half a dozen
TVs. Evtushek--watching in full Whalers uniform and white CCM hockey
helmet--spoke hopefully of an NHL team's returning to Hartford. He called to
mind a timeless American epic: In an ancient New England tavern, men muttered
madly about their quest to recapture the Whale.
can relate, and not just because he still pines after the Golden Seals. There's
also the town that he now lives in, on Long Island. It's Melville.
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