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Sunday, August 22, 2010
Los Angeles Kings - 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. Los Angeles Kings – The Franchise History
This franchise was established (by established we mean the year of the franchise’s first game) in 1967. The franchise has always been known as the Los Angeles Kings.
2. Los Angeles Kings – Championships/Great Accomplishments
One Stanley Cup Final Appearance:
1992-93 Lost to Montreal Canadiens 4 games to 1
One Division Championship:
1990-91 Smythe Division Champions 46-24-10: 102 pts
Most points in a season: 105 pts in 1974-75
Most wins in a season: 46 wins in 1990-91 and 2009-10
Most goals in a season: 376 in 1988-89
3. Los Angeles Kings – Home Arena History
The Kings have played in the following home arenas:
1. Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, Los Angeles
1967 – 68 (parts of one season)
2. Long Beach Arena, Long Beach CA
1967 – 68 (parts of one season)
3. The Forum / Great Western Forum, Los Angeles
1967 – 1999
4. Staples Center, Los Angeles
1999 - Present
4. For more information on the Kings, you should visit/bookmark these great websites:
A. I personally think Wikipedia keeps getting better and better with each passing year – here is the Kings Wikipedia site:
B. For a great season-by-season summary of each Kings 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 Kings' jersey history by owning a famous piece of jersey artwork:
If you love the Los Angeles Kings and the history of the Kings 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 17 pieces of original art available for sale, and when these 17 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 Los Angeles Kings YouTube video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlTQsMM67gk or go directly to the artwork website www.heritagesportsart.com/Los-Angeles-Kings-c177/ 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 4 arena images shown above are available for sale as a complete collection to one Kings fan. If you are interested in being the one and only owner of this complete and original collection of Los Angeles Kings arena images, please contact me by email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com !