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Monday, August 23, 2010

New York Islanders- 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. New York Islanders – The Franchise History
This franchise was established (by established we mean the year of the franchise’s first game) in 1972. The franchise has always been known as the New York Islanders.

2. New York Islanders – Championships/Great Accomplishments
Four Stanley Cup Championships:
1979-80 defeated Philadelphia Flyers 4 games to 2
1980-81 defeated Minnesota North Stars 4 games to 1
1981-82 defeated Vancouver Canucks 4 games to 0
1982-83 defeated Edmonton Oilers 4 games to 0

Six Patrick Division Championships
1977-78, 1978-79, 1980-81, 1981-82, 1983-84, 1992-93

3. New York Islanders – Home Arena History
The Islanders have played one home arena:
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale NY
1972 - Present


4. For more information on the Islanders, 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:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_Islanders

B. For a great season-by-season summary of each Islanders season:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_New_York_Islanders_seasons

C. These guys do a great job of team (and player) stats for all active and defunct franchises
http://www.hockey-reference.com/teams/

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):
http://hockey.ballparks.com/

E. For great stats on past and present players and prospects, these guys do an amazing job:
http://www.hockeydb.com/

5. Celebrate the Islanders' jersey history by owning a famous piece of jersey artwork:
If you love the New York Islanders and the history of the Islanders 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 14 pieces of original art available for sale, and when these 14 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 New York Islanders YouTube video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uxVIX3HtXw or go directly to the artwork website www.heritagesportsart.com/New-York-Islanders-c182/ 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 arena shown above is also for sale.
Please note that the actual original, highly detailed, hand-drawn pen and ink sketch used for the arena image shown above are available for sale to one and only Islanders fan. If you are interested in being the one and only owner of this New York Islanders arena image, please contact me by email ssillcox@rogers.com and I can explain how they it can be beautifully custom framed.

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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 ssillcox@rogers.com !

Many thanks!!!
Scott

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