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Monday, August 23, 2010

Washington Capitals - 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. Washington Capitals – The Franchise History
This franchise was established (by established we mean the year of the franchise’s first game) in 1974. The franchise has always been known as the Washington Capitals.

2. Washington Capitals – Championships/Great Accomplishments
One Stanley Cup Final Appearance:
1997-1998 Lost to Detroit Red Wings 4 games to 0

Six Division Championships:
1988-89 Patrick Division Champions 41-29-10: 92 pts
1999-2000 Southeast Division Champions 44-24-12-2: 102 pts
2000-2001 Southeast Division Champions 41-27-10-4: 96 pts
2007-2008 Southeast Division Champions 43-31-4: 94 pts
2008-2009 Southeast Division Champions 50-24-3: 108 pts
2009-2010 Southeast Division Champions 54-15-7: 121 pts

3. Washington Capitals – Home Arena History
The Capitals have played in the following home arenas:
1. Capital Center / USAir Arena, Landover MD
1974 – 1997


2. MCI Center / Verizon Center, Washington DC
1997 - Present


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

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

B. For a great season-by-season summary of each Capitals season:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Washington_Capitals_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 Capitals' jersey history by owning a famous piece of jersey artwork:
If you love the Washington Capitals and the history of the Capitals 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 12 pieces of original art available for sale, and when these 12 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 Washington Capitals YouTube video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXl96z7OIp8 or go directly to the artwork website www.heritagesportsart.com/Washington-Capitals-c193/ 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 Capitals fan. If you are interested in being the one and only owner of this complete and original collection of Washington Capitals 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

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

Toronto Maple Leafs - 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. Toronto Maple Leafs – The Franchise History
This franchise was established (by established we mean the year of the franchise’s first game) in 1917. The franchise has been known as:
Toronto Blue Shirts and Torontos 1917-18
Toronto Arenas 1918-19
Toronto St. Patricks 1919-1927
Toronto Maple Leafs 1927-Present

Please note: There is a bit of controversy and confusion surrounding Toronto's team nickname in their inaugural 1917-18 season - a season that they won the Stanley Cup! I rely on a great 40 page book and research published by John Morrison and Doug McLatchy in 1996 called "The Toronto Blue Shirts aka The Torontos - Stanley Cup Champions 1917-18". Allow me to quote from their great work: "After extensive and exhaustive research we are now certain that in the 1917-18 season the hockey team in Toronto was known as The Torontos or the Toronto Blue Shirts. Both these names were commonly used by the newspapers of the day but nowhere have we been able to see any reference to The Toronto Arenas until the 1918-19 season. However, all modern records, stats and reference material [incorrectly] refers to The Toronto Arenas for the 1917-18 season." The authors go on to explain that the confusion stems from the very muddled ownership situation of the Toronto franchise in this period of time.

2. Toronto Maple Leafs – Championships/Great Accomplishments
Thirteen Stanley Cup Championships:
1917-18 defeated Vancouver Millionaires 3 games to 2
1921-22 defeated Vancouver Millionaires 3 games to 2
1931-32 defeated New York Rangers 3 games to 0
1941-42 defeated Detroit Red Wings 4 games to 3
1944-45 defeated Detroit Red Wings 4 games to 3
1946-47 defeated Montreal Canadiens 4 games to 2
1947-48 defeated Detroit Red Wings 4 games to 0
1948-49 defeated Detroit Red Wings 4 games to 0
1950-51 defeated Montreal Canadiens 4 games to 1
1961-62 defeated Chicago Blackhawks 4 games to 2
1962-63 defeated Detroit Red Wings 4 games to 1
1963-64 defeated Detroit Red Wings 4 games to 3
1966-67 defeated Montreal Canadiens 4 games to 2

3. Toronto Maple Leafs – Home Arena History
The Leafs have played in the following home arenas:
1. Arena Gardens (named Mutual Street Arena in 1932), Toronto
1917 – 1931


2. Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto
1931 – 1999


3. Air Canada Centre, Toronto
1999 - Present


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

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

B. For a great season-by-season summary of each Leafs season:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Toronto_Maple_Leafs_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 Leafs' jersey history by owning a famous piece of jersey artwork:
If you love the Toronto Maple Leafs and the history of the Leafs 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 Toronto Maple Leafs YouTube video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7AZMyptVtk or go directly to the artwork website www.heritagesportsart.com/Toronto-Maple-Leafs-c191/ 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 3 arena images shown above are available for sale as a complete collection to one Leafs fan. If you are interested in being the one and only owner of this complete and original collection of Toronto Maple Leafs 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

St. Louis Blues - 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.

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The next little bit of text and photos (found between the double lines) was posted on June 7, 2012 and is intended to be here just until June 13, 2012. This full text can be found in the blog I posted on June 4, 2012 called "St. Louis Arena - Can You Imagine Drawing 17,984 Seats By Hand?"

If you are a fan of the Blues you are likely a fan of the wonderful old St. Louis Arena. The Arena was closed in May 1994 (imploded five years later in 1999) and shortly thereafter the city offered much of the contents for sale in an auction. I bought 3000 of the wonderful seats that had been installed prior to the Blues inaugural 1967-68 NHL season. The seats were still in great shape after 30 years of use, although the backs of the seats were incredible filthy from 30+ ears of spilled beer and soda and popcorn and peanuts.

St. Louis Arena seat - seats
St. Louis Arena seat - seats

In the process of removing the seats, we asked the building officials if they had a floor plan that would help us in the process of identifying each seat location. What they were able to come up with was a wonderful (but undated) seating plan of the Arena.

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I recently rediscovered this seating plan and thought that I should offer it for sale to a true Blues / Arena fan rather than keep it myself. As much as I liked the St. Louis Arena, I grew up in Toronto and I'm not sure a wall hanging of the St. Louis Arena seating plan makes sense in my home.

Thus I direct you to my Ebay listing which goes live Monday June 4, 2012 and closes Wednesday June 13th.

I am reasonably confidant that this seating plan is from the early 1980's - it looks and feels even older but I believe the early 80's is correct because it shows EXACTLY 17,984 seats which is almost exactly the reported building capacity from that era.

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1. St. Louis Blues – 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 St. Louis Blues.

2. St. Louis Blues – Championships/Great Accomplishments
Three Stanley Cup Finals Appearances:
1967-68 – Lost to Montreal Canadiens 4 games to 0
1968-69 – Lost to Montreal Canadiens 4 games to 0
1969-70 – Lost to Boston Bruins 4 games to 0

Seven Division Championships:
1968-69 West Division Champions 37-25-14: 88 pts
1969-70 West Division Champions 37-27-12: 86 pts
1976-77 Smythe Division Champions 32-39-9: 73 pts
1980-81 Smythe Division Champions 45-18-17: 107 pts
1984-85 Norris Division Champions 37-31-12: 86 pts
1986-87 Norris Division Champions 32-33-15: 79 pts
1999-2000 Central Division Champions 51-19-11: 113 pts

3. St. Louis Blues – Home Arena History
The Blues have played in the following home arenas:
1. St. Louis Arena / Checkerdome / St. Louis Arena, St. Louis
1967 - 1994


2. Kiel Centre / Savvis Center / Scottrade Center, St. Louis
1994 - Present


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

A. I personally think Wikipedia keeps getting better and better with each passing year – here is the Blues Wikipedia site:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Louis_Blues_(ice_hockey)

B. For a great season-by-season summary of each Blues season:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_St._Louis_Blues_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 Blues' jersey history by owning a famous piece of jersey artwork:
If you love the St. Louis Blues and the history of the Blues 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 St. Louis Blues YouTube video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQYgMEW7pVw or go directly to the artwork website www.heritagesportsart.com/St.-Louis-Blues-c189/ 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 Blues fan. If you are interested in being the one and only owner of this complete and original collection of St. Louis Blues 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 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

Phoenix Coyotes - 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. Phoenix Coyotes – The Franchise History
This franchise was established (by established we mean the year of the franchise’s first game) in 1972 as a founding member of the WHA and joined the NHL in 1979. The franchise has been known as:
Winnipeg Jets (WHA) 1972-1979
Winnipeg Jets (NHL) 1979-1996
Phoenix Coyotes 1996-Present

2. Phoenix Coyotes – Championships/Great Accomplishments
Three time Avco World Cup Champions (WHA Champions)
1975-76, 1977-78. 1978-79

NHL Team Records in Winnipeg:
Most points in a season: 96 pts in 1984-85 (43-27-10)
Most wins in a season: 43 wins in 1984-85
Most goals in a season: 358 in 1984-85

NHL Team Records in Phoenix:
Most points in a season: 107 pts in 2009-10 (50-25-7)
Most wins in a season: 50 wins in 2009-10
Most goals in a season: 246 in 2005-06

3. Phoenix Coyotes – Home Arena History
The Coyotes have played in the following home arenas:
1. Winnipeg Arena, Winnipeg
1972 – 1996


2. America West Arena, Phoenix
1996 – 2003


3. Glendale Arena / Jobing.com Arena, Glendale
2003 - Present


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

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

B. For a great season-by-season summary of each Coyotes season:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Phoenix_Coyotes_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 Coyotes' jersey history by owning a famous piece of jersey artwork:
If you love the Phoenix Coyotes and the history of the Coyotes 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 15 pieces of original art available for sale, and when these 15 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 Phoenix Coyotes YouTube video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjbTQcbBtBQ or go directly to the artwork website www.heritagesportsart.com/Phoenix-Coyotes-c186/ 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 3 arena images shown above are available for sale as a complete collection to one Coyotes fan. If you are interested in being the one and only owner of this complete and original collection of Phoenix Coyotes 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

Pittsburgh Penguins - 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. Pittsburgh Penguins – 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 Pittsburgh Penguins.

2. Pittsburgh Penguins – Championships/Great Accomplishments
Three Stanley Cup Championships:
1990-91 defeated Minnesota North Stars 4 games to 2
1991-92 defeated Chicago Blackhawks 4 games to 0
2008-09 defeated Detroit Red Wings 4 games to 3

Six Division Championships:
1990-91 Patrick Division Champions 41-33-6: 88 pts
1992-93 Patrick Division Champions 56-21-7: 119 pts
1993-94 Northeast Division Champions 44-27-13: 101 pts
1995-96 Northeast Division Champions 49-29-4: 102 pts
1997-98 Northeast Division Champions 40-24-18: 98 pts
2007-08 Atlantic Division Champions 47-27-8: 102 pts

3. Pittsburgh Penguins – Home Arena History
The Flyers have played in the following home arenas:
1. Pittsburgh Civic Arena / Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh
1967 – 2010


2. Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh
2010 – Present


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

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

B. For a great season-by-season summary of each Penguins season:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Pittsburgh_Penguins_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 Penguins' jersey history by owning a famous piece of jersey artwork:
If you love the Pittsburgh Penguins and the history of the Penguins 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 16 pieces of original art available for sale, and when these 16 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 Pittsburgh Penguins YouTube video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=ign6wDpWiEI or go directly to the artwork website www.heritagesportsart.comPittsburgh-Penguins-c187/ 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 Penguins fan (the Consol Energy Center image will be completed soon). If you are interested in being the one and only owner of this complete and original collection of Pittsburgh Penguins 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 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

Philadelphia Flyers - 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. Philadelphia Flyers – 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 Philadelphia Flyers.

2. Philadelphia Flyers – Championships/Great Accomplishments
Two Stanley Cup Championships:
1973-74 defeated Boston Bruins 4 games to 2
1974-75 defeated Buffalo Sabres 4 games to 2

Six Other Stanley Cup Finals Appearances:
1975-76, 1979-80, 1984-85, 1986-87, 1996-97, 2009-10

3. Philadelphia Flyers – Home Arena History
The Flyers have played in the following home arenas:
1. The Spectrum, Philadelphia
1967 – 1996


2. Corestates Center / First Union Center / Wachovia Center / Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
1996 - Present


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

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

B. For a great season-by-season summary of each Flyers season:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Philadelphia_Flyers_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 Flyers' jersey history by owning a famous piece of jersey artwork:
If you love the Philadelphia Flyers and the history of the Flyers 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 Philadelphia Flyers YouTube video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=oszhEk9Iq6o or go directly to the artwork website www.heritagesportsart.com/Philadelphia%20Flyers-c185/ 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 Flyers fan. If you are interested in being the one and only owner of this complete and original collection of Philadelphia Flyers 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 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

Ottawa Senators - 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. Ottawa Senators – The Franchise History
This modern franchise was established (by established we mean the year of the franchise’s first game) in 1992. Since that time the franchise has always been known as the Ottawa Senators. But there were some "predecessor teams" in Ottawa that I feel are "linked" to the modern Senators franchise, and here is some of that information.

There were four predecessor "clubs":
A. 1883 – 1909: Ottawa Hockey Club/Senators/Silver Seven were a (mostly) amateur team that won the Stanley Cup 12 times [5 different seasons] in this period of time and played in a variety of leagues including the CAHL, FAHL and ECAHA.

B. 1910 – 1917: Ottawa Senators were a pro team in the NHA and won the Stanley Cup 5 times [2 different seasons]

C. 1917 – 1931 and 1933 – 1934: Ottawa Senators left the NHA and became a founding member of the NHL. During their initial NHL run, they won the Stanley Cup 4 times [4 different seasons].

D. 1934 – 1935: Ottawa franchise moved to St. Louis and became St. Louis Eagles.

The franchise was disbanded after the 1934-35 season.

Thus it is said that Ottawa teams (mainly known as the Ottawa Senators) won the Stanley Cup 11 times (ie in 11 different seasons) prior to 1935.

2. Ottawa Senators – Championships/Great Accomplishments
One Stanley Cup Finals Appearance:
2006-07 lost to Anaheim Ducks 4 games to 1

Four Division Championships
1998-99 1st in Northeast Division 44 wins–23 losses–15 ties = 103 pts
2000-01 1st in Northeast Division 48 wins–21 losses–13 ties = 109 pts
2002-03 1st in Northeast Division 52 wins–21 losses–9 ties = 113 pts
2005-06 1st in Northeast Division 52 wins–21 losses–9 ties = 113 pts

3. Ottawa Senators – Home Arena History
The Senators have played at the following arenas:
1. Deys Rink on Maria Street, Ottawa
Pre 1896


2. Deys Rink on Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa
1896 – 1907

Please note: If anyone has a photo or sketch or plan that shows the exterior of this rink, I would greatly appreciate any information you might be willing to share - contact me at ssillcox@rogers.com . This is the most famous image of a tiny portion of the rink - it comes from a photo of the Dawson Creek (Yukon Territory) team that travelled across Canada to challenge Ottawa for the Stanley Cup.

3. Aberdeen Pavillion, Ottawa
1904


4. Deys Arena on Laurier Avenue, Ottawa
1907 – 1923


5. Ottawa Auditorium, Ottawa
1923 – 1934


6. St. Louis Arena, St. Louis
1934 – 1935


7. Ottawa Civic Centre, Ottawa
1992 – 1996


8. Palladium / Corel Centre / Scotiabank Place, Kanata ON
1996 - Present



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

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

B. For a great season-by-season summary of each Senators season:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Ottawa_Senators_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 is 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 Senators' jersey history by owning a famous piece of jersey artwork:
If you love the Ottawa Senators and the history of the Senators 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 16 pieces of original art available for sale, and when these 16 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 Ottawa Senators YouTube video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhgww7Tp2OQ or go directly to the artwork website www.heritagesportsart.com/Ottawa%20Senators-c184/ 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 8 arena images shown above are available for sale as a complete collection to one Senators fan. If you are interested in being the one and only owner of this complete and original collection of Ottawa Senators arena images, please contact me by email ssillcox@rogers.com and I can explain how they can all be framed in two beautiful companion pieces.

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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

New York Rangers - 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 Rangers – The Franchise History
This franchise was established (by established we mean the year of the franchise’s first game) in 1926. The franchise has always been known as the New York Rangers.

2. New York Rangers – Championships/Great Accomplishments
Four Stanley Cup Championships:
1927-28 defeated Montreal Maroons 3 games to 2
1932-33 defeated Toronto Maple Leafs 3 games to 1
1939-40 defeated Toronto Maple Leafs 4 games to 2
1993-94 defeated Vancouver Canucks 4 games to 3

Six Other Stanley Cup Finals Appearances:
1928-29, 1931-32, 1936-37, 1949-50, 1971-72, 1978-79

3. New York Rangers – Home Arena History
The Rangers have played in the following home arenas:
1. Madison Square Garden III, New York
1926 – 1968


2. Madison Square Garden IV, New York
1968 - Present


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

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

B. For a great season-by-season summary of each Rangers season:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_New_York_Rangers_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 Rangers' jersey history by owning a famous piece of jersey artwork:
If you love the New York Rangers and the history of the Rangers 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 15 pieces of original art available for sale, and when these 15 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 Rangers YouTube video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=zP7zpN_OMM8 or go directly to the artwork website www.heritagesportsart.com/New-York-Rangers-c183/ 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 Rangers fan. If you are interested in being the one and only owner of this complete and original collection of New York Rangers 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 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