Original Locations and Nicknames of Current NHL Teams

Guess the FIRST location and original team name of these National Hockey League franchises.
Must be the city/region for which the team was named.
Some teams may have started in another league before joining the NHL.
Some teams did not change their nickname.
Quiz by LFC1892
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Last updated: January 16, 2013
First submittedJanuary 16, 2013
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Team
City/Region
Team Name
New Jersey Devils
Kansas City
Scouts
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto
Arenas/Blueshirts
Carolina Hurricanes
New England
Whalers
Winnipeg Jets
Atlanta
Thrashers
Detroit Red Wings
Detroit
Cougars
Calgary Flames
Atlanta
Flames
Colorado Avalanche
Quebec
Nordiques
Edmonton Oilers
Alberta
Oilers
Anaheim Ducks
Anaheim
Mighty Ducks
Dallas Stars
Minnesota
North Stars
Phoenix Coyotes
Winnipeg
Jets
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Level 69
Jan 13, 2013
New England, Alberta and Minnesota aren't cities. The Whalers played in Hartford when they joined the NHL in 1979. The North Stars played in Minneapolis (Bloomington).
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Level 43
Jan 14, 2013
That's why the instructions say city/REGION for which the team was named.
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Level 69
Jan 16, 2013
Fair enough. Perhaps it would be helpful to have the middle column header read City/Region as well. When the timer is ticking, I don't even notice the bullets at the top - could be just me...
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Level 82
Nov 10, 2014
Surely you could accept Hartford, as someone answering that clearly knows that team. It was only known as New England during the WHA days, so both answers should be equally acceptable.
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Level 71
Jan 16, 2013
Some of us who are not hockey aficionados remember them as the Hartford Whalers.
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Level 43
Jan 17, 2013
You'd be correct. I may make a quiz for the most recent locations of teams that have had multiple home cities.
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Level 77
May 23, 2017
The Whalers may have had the single greatest logo in American sports history, IMO. The blue flukes over the green "W", with the negative space between forming the "H", was both aesthetically excellent and creatively ingenious. I'd put the 80's Milwaukee Brewers glove-and-ball "mb" logo a close second.
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Level 77
May 23, 2017
I was disappointed when the Cincinnati Stingers weren't included in the WHA/NHL merger/absorption in 1979. I wonder how close they actually were to being included, since at the end, they had Robbie Ftorek, Mike Gartner, Barry Melrose and a young Mark Messier. What could have been....