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WHA Teams (1972-79)

Baltimore—Blades (1975); Birmingham—Bulls (1976-78); Calgary—Cowboys (1975-77); Chicago—Cougars (1972-75); Cincinnati—Stingers (1975-79); Cleveland—Crusaders (1972-76, moved to Minnesota); Denver—Spurs (1975-76, moved to Ottawa); Edmonton—Oilers (1972-79, originally called Alberta Oilers in 1972-73); Houston—Aeros (1972-78); Indianapolis—Racers (1974-78).

Los Angeles—Sharks (1972-74, moved to Michigan); Michigan—Stags (1974-75, moved to Baltimore); Minnesota—Fighting Saints (1972-76) and New Fighting Saints (1976-77); New England—Whalers (1972-79, played in Boston from 1972-74, West Springfield, MA from 1974-75, Hartford from 1975-78 and Springfield, MA in 1979); New Jersey—Knights (1973-74, moved to San Diego); New York—Raiders (1972-73, renamed Golden Blades in 1973, moved to New Jersey).

Ottawa—Nationals (1972-73, moved to Toronto) and Civics (1976); Philadelphia—Blazers (1972-73, moved to Vancouver); Phoenix—Roadrunners (1974-77); Quebec—Nordiques (1972-79); San Diego—Mariners (1974-77); Toronto—Toros (1973-76, moved to Birmingham, AL); Vancouver—Blazers (1973-75, moved to Calgary); Winnipeg—Jets (1972-79).


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