Slim and None Podcast: Episode 13 – The WHA Gets off to a Winning Start in the Courtroom
Before the World Hockey Association played its first games, it won several important battles in the courts that allowed the league to pursue players from the NHL. Today you’ll meet one of the founders of the WHA that was responsible for litigation – Don Regan.
Slim and None Podcast: Episode 12 - Life Behind the Scenes in the WHA
There is more to building a hockey league than signing players and coaches. It took all kinds of professionals behind the scenes to get the WHA ready for its inaugural season.
Slim and None Podcast: Episode 10 – The Whalers Assemble a Roster
This week on the Slim and None Podcast: while a lot of WHA franchises looked to make a big splash right off the bat, the Whalers took a different approach – a mixture of young NHL talent and top college players.
Slim and None Podcast: Episode 9 – The WHA Begins to Solidy Teams and Ownership
It’s getting close to dropping the puck for the WHA, but a series of franchise moves and ownership changes occurred first. Joining Howard Baldwin is the founder and first president of the league – Gary Davidson.
Slim and None Podcast: Episode 8 – The First WHA Draft
The WHA had franchises but needed to add players. This is the story of the first WHA draft and the building of the New England Whalers. Assistant coach and assistant GM Ron Ryan joins in the conversation.
Slim and None Podcast: Episode 7 - The WHA Starts to Take Shape
Howard Baldwin discusses what it took to build what became the Hartford Whalers and some of the biggest personalities in the WHA in its early days.
Slim and None Podcast: Episode 6 - Finding a Rink... The Hard Way
The Whalers had gone from having people wonder whether they could pull it off to where are they going to play. Chaos ensued, of course.
Slim and None Podcast: Episode 4 – "Winging It"
After returning home from the WHA league meetings in New York City, Howard Baldwin and company had their marching orders. But, with only weeks until the next league meetings and so much to accomplish, the odds are stacked against them.
Slim and None Podcast: Episode 2 – End of Apprenticeship
Howard Baldwin crammed in all four years of his hockey undergraduate into one season with the Devils, then earned his MBA with the Flyers. But, by June, 1970, his gut was telling him it was time to move on.
Slim and None: Episode 1 – From the Ground Up
In the debut episode of the Slim and None podcast, former WHA and NHL team owner Howard Baldwin describes his journey through the sport we all love, his stint with the Marines and everything leading up to getting his name on the Stanley Cup.