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Monday, August 23, 2010

Vancouver Canucks - 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. Vancouver Canucks – 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 Vancouver Canucks.

2. Vancouver Canucks – Championships/Great Accomplishments
Three Stanley Cup Finals Appearances:
1981-82 – Lost to New York Islanders 4 games to 0
1993-94 – Lost to New York Rangers 4 games to 3
2010-11 – Lost to Boston Bruins 4 games to 3

Seven Division Championships:
1974-75 Smythe Division Champions
1981-82 Smythe Division Champions
1991-92 Smythe Division Champions
1992-93 Smythe Division Champions
2003-04 Northwest Division Champions
2006-07 Northwest Division Champions
2008-09 Northwest Division Champions
2009-10 Northwest Division Champions
2010-11 Northwest Division Champions

3. Vancouver Canucks – Home Arena History
The Canucks have played in the following home arenas:
1. PNE Coliseum, Vancouver
1970 – 1995


2. General Motors Place / Rogers Arena, Vancouver
1995 - Present


4. For more information on the Canucks, you should visit/bookmark these great websites:

A. I personally think Wikipedia keeps getting better and better with each passing year – here is the Canucks Wikipedia site:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vancouver_Canucks

B. For a great season-by-season summary of each Canucks season:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Vancouver_Canucks_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 Canucks' jersey history by owning a famous piece of jersey artwork:
If you love the Vancouver Canucks and the history of the Canucks 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 Vancouver Canucks YouTube video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwrJvnpTgxQ or go directly to the artwork website www.heritagesportsart.com/Vancouver-Canucks-c192/ 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 Canucks fan. If you are interested in being the one and only owner of this complete and original collection of Vancouver Canucks arena images, please contact me by email ssillcox@rogers.com and I can explain how they can all be framed in one beautiful piece.

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This text was written by Scott Sillcox and was last updated August 24, 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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