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Sunday, August 22, 2010
Buffalo Sabres - Franchise, Team, Arena and Uniform History
Almost all of the actual original watercolor paintings used in this poster are available for sale – see Section 5 of this blog.
1. Buffalo Sabres – The Franchise History
This franchise was established (by established we mean the year of the franchise’s first game) in 1970. The franchise has always been known as the Buffalo Sabres.
2. Buffalo Sabres – Championships/Great Accomplishments
Two Stanley Cup Finals Appearances:
Six Division Championships:
1974-75 Adams Division Champions 49-16-15: 113 pts
1979-80 Adams Division Champions 47-17-16: 110 pts
1980-81 Adams Division Champions 39-20-21: 99 pts
1996-97 Northeast Division Champions 40-30-12: 92 pts
2006-07 Northeast Division Champions 53-22-7: 113 pts
2009-10 Northeast Division Champions 45-27-10: 100 pts
3. Buffalo Sabres – Home Arena History
The Sabres have played in the following home arenas:
1. Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo
1970 - 1996
2. Marine Midland Arena / HSBC Arena, Buffalo
1996 - Present
4. For more information on the Sabres, you should visit/bookmark these great websites:
A. I personally think Wikipedia keeps getting better and better with each passing year – here is the Sabres Wikipedia site:
B. For a great season-by-season summary of each Sabres season:
C. These guys do a great job of team (and player) stats for all active and defunct franchises
D. For some good info about arenas past, present and future, visit this site (and don’t be fooled by the their name – even though it’s ballparks dot com, they do a good job on hockey arenas too):
E. For great stats on past and present players and prospects, these guys do an amazing job:
5. Celebrate the Sabres' jersey history by owning a famous piece of jersey artwork:
If you love the Buffalo Sabres and the history of the Sabres franchise, you might really love to own an original piece of artwork celebrating the team's historic jerseys as seen in the poster at the top of this blog - you can actually own one of those original pieces of art! There are only 13 pieces of original art available for sale, and when these 13 are sold, that's it, they're all sold out.
These original watercolor paintings would make a great gift (birthday gift, anniversary gift, retirement gift, Christmas gift, etc.) for someone you love or even a great gift for yourself (one of these framed pieces would look fantastic in your home or office). Each piece can be bought one of three ways:
1. As unframed art that you could have framed or mounted yourself (the one on the left)
2. Framed in our "Classic" framed version (the middle version)
3. Framed in our "Deluxe" framed version (the version on the right)
If you would like more information about this great artwork including the three ways you could purchase each piece, please visit our Boston Bruins YouTube video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=92qrLKPmtpY or go directly to the artwork website www.heritagesportsart.com/Buffalo-Sabres-c167/ where you can see and purchase the artwork.
And if someone you know loves the history of sports uniforms (but maybe another team) and loves great art, please let them know that we have over 1500 pieces of great original artwork for sale at www.heritagesportsart.com (all NFL teams, all MLB teams, all NHL teams, all CFL teams, select NCAA football teams) or check out each team's video at the Heritage Sports Art YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/user/ssillcox .
6. The original pen and ink drawings of the arenas shown above are also for sale.
Please note that the actual original, highly detailed, hand-drawn pen and ink sketches used for the 2 arena images shown above are available for sale as a complete collection to one Sabres fan. If you are interested in being the one and only owner of this complete and original collection of Buffalo Sabres arena images, please contact me by email email@example.com and I can explain how they can all be framed in one beautiful piece.
This text was written by Scott Sillcox and was last updated August 23, 2010. I have tried to ensure the accuracy of the information, but I am human and can make mistakes. If you believe I have made a mistake, please let me know by email at firstname.lastname@example.org !