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Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Tampa Bay Lightning - Franchise, Team, Arena and Uniform History

Tampa Bay Lightning uniform evolution poter






Oct 2023: This is a prototype poster and is not yet available for sale. When the Tampa Bay Lightning posters are available for sale, they will be available from Heritage Sports Stuff as reasonably priced 8" x 24" plaqued posters that are ready to hang on your wall.

Oct 2023: Almost all of the 9 actual original watercolor paintings used in this poster are available for sale – see Section 5 of this blog.

1. Tampa Bay Lightning – The Franchise History
This franchise was established (by established we mean the year of the franchise’s first game) in 1992-93.  The team has always been known as the Tampa Bay Lightning. In 1992-93 The NHL expanded to 24 teams with the addition of the Ottawa Senators and the Tampa Bay Lightning.


2. Tampa Bay Lightning – Championships/Great Accomplishments
Three Stanley Cup Championships:
2003-04 Defeated the Calgary Flames 4 games to 3
2019-20 Defeated the Dallas Stars 4 games to 2
2020-21 Defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4 games to 1

Two Stanley Cup finals losses:
2014-15 lost to Chicago Blackhawks 4 games to 2
2021-22 lost to Colorado Avalanche 4 games to 2

Between 2002-03 and 2022-23, the Lightning have had an incredible string of playoff success:
- Made the playoffs 14 out of 20 seasons (no season in 2004-05)
- Won 24 playoff series while only losing 11 series
- Made the Stanley Cup Finals 5 times in 20 seasons (no season in 2004-05), winning three


3. Tampa Bay Lightning – Home Arena History
The Tampa Bay Lightning franchise has played in three home arenas:

1. Expo Hall, East Lake-Orient Park FL  1992-93
A pen and ink aerial view image of the Expo Hall will be added Q1 2024.

2. ThunderDome (now known as Tropicana Field), St. Petersburg FL  1993-96
A pen and ink aerial view image of the ThunderDome will be added Q1 2024.

3. Amalie Arena, Tampa FL  1996-Present
Also known as:
Ice Palace 1996-2002
St. Pete Times Forum 2002–2012
Tampa Bay Times Forum 2012–2014
Amalie Arena 2014-Present

A pen and ink aerial view image of Amalie Arena will be added Q1 2024.


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

A. I personally think Wikipedia keeps getting better and better with each passing year – here is the Tampa Bay Lightning Wikipedia site:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tampa_Bay_Lightning

B. For a great season-by-season summary of each Tampa Bay Lightning season:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Tampa_Bay_Lightning_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 Tampa Bay Lightning jersey history by owning a famous piece of jersey artwork:
If you love the Tampa Bay Lightning and the history of the Tampa Bay Lightning 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 9 pieces of original art available for sale, and when these 9 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 Tampa Bay Lightning YouTube video or go directly to the artwork website https://www.heritagesportsart.com/collections/tampa-bay-lightning 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 .

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This text was written by Scott Sillcox and was last updated October 17, 2023. 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

San Jose Sharks - Franchise, Team, Arena and Uniform History

San Jose Sharks uniform evolution poster





Oct 2023: This is a prototype poster and is not yet available for sale. When the San Jose Sharks posters are available for sale, they will be available from Heritage Sports Stuff as reasonably priced 8" x 24" plaqued posters that are ready to hang on your wall.

Oct 2023: Almost all of the 7 actual original watercolor paintings used in this poster are available for sale – see Section 5 of this blog.

1. San Jose Sharks – The Franchise History
This franchise was established (by established we mean the year of the franchise’s first game) in 1991-92. The Sharks were the first expansion team to join the NHL since 1979 and were the NHL's 22nd team. The team has always been known as the San Jose Sharks.


2. San Jose Sharks – Championships/Great Accomplishments
No Stanley Cup Championships

One Stanley Cup finals appearance:
2015-16 lost to Pittsburgh Penguins 4 games to 2

One Western Conference Championship:
2015-16

Six Division Championships:
2001-02 Pacific Division Champions 99 points: 44 wins - 27 losses - 8 ties - 3 OT
2003-04 Pacific Division Champions 104 points: 43 wins - 21 losses - 12 ties - 6 OT
2007-08 Pacific Division Champions 108 points: 49 wins - 23 losses - 10 OT losses
2008-09 Pacific Division Champions 117 points: 53 wins - 18 losses - 11 OT losses
2009-10 Pacific Division Champions 113 points: 51 wins - 20 losses - 11 OT losses
2010-11 Pacific Division Champions 105 points: 48 wins - 25 losses - 9 OT losses


3. San Jose Sharks – Home Arena History
The San Jose Sharks franchise has played in two home arenas, although their second home rink has  been known by four names in its 30-ish year history. The SAP Center is also nicknamed The Shark Tank.

1. Cow Palace 1991-1993
A pen and ink aerial view image of the Cow Palace will be added Q1 2024.

2. SAP Center 1993-Present
The SAP Center has also been known as:
San Jose Arena 1993-2001
Compaq Center 2001–2002
HP Pavilion 2002–2013
SAP Center (aka SAP Center at San Jose) 2013-Present

A pen and ink aerial view image of the SAP Center will be added Q1 2024.


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

A. I personally think Wikipedia keeps getting better and better with each passing year – here is the San Jose Sharks Wikipedia site:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Jose_Sharks

B. For a great season-by-season summary of each San Jose Sharks season:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_San_Jose_Sharks_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 San Jose Sharks' jersey history by owning a famous piece of jersey artwork:
If you love the San Jose Sharks and the history of the San Jose Sharks 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 7 pieces of original art available for sale, and when these 7 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 San Jose Sharks YouTube video or go directly to the artwork website https://www.heritagesportsart.com/collections/san-jose-sharks 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 .

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This text was written by Scott Sillcox and was last updated October 17, 2023. 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

Nashville Predators - Franchise, Team, Arena and Uniform History

Nashville Predators uniform evolution poster





Oct 2023: This is a prototype poster and is not yet available for sale. When the Nashville Predators posters are available for sale, they will be available from Heritage Sports Stuff as reasonably priced 8" x 24" plaqued posters that are ready to hang on your wall.

Oct 2023: Almost all of the 8 actual original watercolor paintings used in this poster will be available for sale – see Section 5 of this blog.

1. Nashville Predators – The Franchise History
This franchise was established (by established we mean the year of the franchise’s first game) in 1998-99. The team has always been known as the Nashville Predators. They joined the NHL as the league's 27th franchise.


2. Nashville Predators – Championships/Great Accomplishments
No Stanley Cup Championships

One Stanley Cup finals appearance:
2016-17 Lost to Pittsburgh Penguins 4 games to 2.

One semi-final appearance:
2016-17

The team's three best regular seasons (as of 2022-23) are:
1. 2017-18  117 points: 53 wins - 18 losses - 11 OT losses
2. 2006-07  110 points: 51 wins - 23 losses - 8 OT losses
3. 2005-06  106 points: 49 wins - 25 losses - 8 OT losses


3. Nashville Predators – Home Arena History
The Nashville Predators franchise has played in only one home arena although it has been known by several names prior to being named Bridgestone Arena in 2010. The arena is sometimes nicknamed Smashville and The Tire Barn.

Bridgestone Arena 2010 - Present

Also known as:
Nashville Arena 1996–99, 2007, 2009−10
Gaylord Entertainment Center 1999–2007
Sommet Center 2007–09
Bridgestone Arena 2010 - Present

A pen and ink aerial view image of Bridgestone Arena will be added Q1 2024.


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

A. I personally think Wikipedia keeps getting better and better with each passing year – here is the Nashville Predators Wikipedia site:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nashville_Predators

B. For a great season-by-season summary of each Nashville Predators season:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Nashville_Predators_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 Nashville Predators jersey history by owning a famous piece of jersey artwork:
If you love the Nashville Predators and the history of the Nashville Predators 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 8 pieces of original art available for sale, and when these 8 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 Nashville Predators YouTube video or go directly to the artwork website https://www.heritagesportsart.com/collections/nashville-predators 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 .

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This text was written by Scott Sillcox and was last updated October 17, 2023. 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

Minnesota Wild - Franchise, Team, Arena and Uniform History

Minnesota Wild poster image to be added December 2023 or January 2024

Oct 2023: This is a prototype poster and is not yet available for sale. When the Minnesota Wild posters are available for sale, they will be available from Heritage Sports Stuff as reasonably priced 8" x 24" plaqued posters that are ready to hang on your wall.

Oct 2023: Almost all of the 7 actual original watercolor paintings used in this poster will be available for sale – see Section 5 of this blog.

1. Minnesota Wild – The Franchise History
This franchise was established (by established we mean the year of the franchise’s first game) in 2000-01. The team has always been known as Minnesota Wild. They joined the NHL in the same season as the Columbus Blue Jackets.


2. Minnesota Wild – Championships/Great Accomplishments
No Stanley Cup Championships

No Stanley Cup finals appearances

Semi-final appearances:
In 2002-03 (the franchise's 3rd season) they made it to the semi-finals before losing 4-0 to the MIghty Ducks of Anaheim (now Anaheim Ducks). 

The team's three best regular seasons (as of 2022-23) are:
1. 2021-22  113 points: 53 wins - 22 losses - 7 OT losses
2. 2016-17  106 points: 49 wins - 25 losses - 8 OT losses
3. 2006-07 104 points: 48 wins - 26 losses - 8 OT losses


3. Minnesota Wild – Home Arena History
The Minnesota Wild franchise has played in only one home arena and it has only ever been known by one name - Xcel Energy Center. The arena is nicknamed The X.
Xcel Energy Center 2000 - Present

A pen and ink aerial view image of the XCel Energy Center will be added Q1 2024.


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

A. I personally think Wikipedia keeps getting better and better with each passing year – here is the Minnesota Wild Wikipedia site:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minnesota_Wild

B. For a great season-by-season summary of each Minnesota Wild season:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Minnesota_Wild_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 Minnesota Wild jersey history by owning a famous piece of jersey artwork:
If you love the Minnesota Wild and the history of the Minnesota Wild 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 7 pieces of original art available for sale, and when these 7 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 Minnesota Wild YouTube video or go directly to the artwork website https://www.heritagesportsart.com/collections/minnesota-wild 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 .

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This text was written by Scott Sillcox and was last updated October 17, 2023. 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

Florida Panthers - Franchise, Team, Arena and Uniform History

Florida Panthers uniform evolution poster





Oct 2023: This is a prototype poster and is not yet available for sale. When the Florida Panthers posters are available for sale, they will be available from Heritage Sports Stuff as reasonably priced 8" x 24" plaqued posters that are ready to hang on your wall.

Oct 2023: Almost all of the 10 actual original watercolor paintings used in this poster are available for sale – see Section 5 of this blog.

1. Florida Panthers – The Franchise History
This franchise was established (by established we mean the year of the franchise’s first game) in 1993-94 - they co-joined the NHL at the same time as the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (now known as Anaheim Ducks). The Panthers have always been known as the Florida Panthers.


2. Florida Panthers – Championships/Great Accomplishments
No Stanley Cup Championships

Two Stanley Cup finals appearances:
1995-96 (the franchise's 3rd season!) lost to Colorado Avalanche 4-0
2022-23 lost to Vegas Golden Knights 4-1  

Two Eastern Conference Championships:
1995-96, 2022-23

Three Division Championships:
2011-12 SouthEast Division Champions 94 points: 38 wins - 26 losses - 18 OT losses
2015-16 Atlantic Division Champions 103 points: 47 wins - 26 losses - 9 OT losses
2021-22 Atlantic Division Champions 122 points: 58 wins - 18 losses - 6 OT losses


3. Florida Panthers – Home Arena History
The Florida Panthers franchise has played in two home arenas, although their second home rink has  been known by six names in its 25-ish year history:

1. Miami Arena 1993 - 1998
A pen and ink aerial view image of Miami Arena will be added Q1 2024.

2. Amerant Bank Arena 
National Car Rental Center 1998–2002
Office Depot Center 2002–2005
Bank Atlantic Center 2005–2012
BB&T Center 2012–2021
FLA Live Arena 2021–2023
Amerant Bank Arena 2023 - Present

A pen and ink aerial view image of Amerant Bank Arena will be added Q1 2024.


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

A. I personally think Wikipedia keeps getting better and better with each passing year – here is the Florida Panthers Wikipedia site:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florida_Panthers

B. For a great season-by-season summary of each Florida Panthers season:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Florida_Panthers_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 Florida Panthers' jersey history by owning a famous piece of jersey artwork:
If you love the Florida Panthers and the history of the Florida Panthers 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 10 pieces of original art available for sale, and when these 10 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 Florida Panthers YouTube video or go directly to the artwork website https://www.heritagesportsart.com/collections/florida-panthers 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 .

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This text was written by Scott Sillcox and was last updated October 17, 2023. 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

Columbus Blue Jackets - Franchise, Team, Arena and Uniform History

Columbus Blue Jackets uniform evolution poster - a history of the Columbus Blue Jackets uniform





Oct 2023: This is a prototype poster and is not yet available for sale. When the Columbus Blue Jackets posters are available for sale, they will be available from Heritage Sports Stuff as reasonably priced 8" x 24" plaqued posters that are ready to hang on your wall.

Oct 2023: Almost all of the actual original watercolor paintings used in this poster are available for sale – see Section 5 of this blog.

1. Columbus Blue Jackets – The Franchise History
This franchise was established (by established we mean the year of the franchise’s first game) in 2000-01. The team has always been known as Columbus Blue Jackets.  They joined the NHL in the same year as the Minnesota Wild.


2. Columbus Blue Jackets – Championships/Great Accomplishments
No Stanley Cup Championships

No Stanley Cup finals appearances

Three best seasons (as of 2022-23):
1. 2016-17  108 points: 50 wins - 24 losses - 8 OT losses
2. 2018-19   98 points: 47 wins - 31 losses - 4 OT losses
3. 2017-18 110 points: 45 wins - 30 losses - 7 OT losses


3. Columbus Blue Jackets – Home Arena History
The Columbus Blue Jackets franchise has played in only one home arena and it has only ever been known by one name - Nationwide Arena.
Nationwide Arena 2000 - Present

A pen and ink aerial view image of Nationwide Arena will be added Q1 2024.


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

A. I personally think Wikipedia keeps getting better and better with each passing year – here is the Columbus Blue Jackets Wikipedia site:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbus_Blue_Jackets

B. For a great season-by-season summary of each Columbus Blue Jackets season:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Columbus_Blue_Jackets_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 Columbus Blue Jackets' jersey history by owning a famous piece of jersey artwork:
If you love the Columbus Blue Jackets and the history of the Blue Jackets 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 7 pieces of original art available for sale, and when these 7 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 Columbus Blue Jackets YouTube video or go directly to the artwork website https://www.heritagesportsart.com/collections/columbus-blue-jackets 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 .

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This text was written by Scott Sillcox and was last updated October 17, 2023. 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

Anaheim Ducks - Franchise, Team, Arena and Uniform History

 

Anaheim Ducks uniform evolution poster - a history of the Anaheim Ducks uniform








Oct 2023: This is a prototype poster and is not yet available for sale. When the Anaheim Ducks posters are available for sale, they will be available from Heritage Sports Stuff as reasonably priced 8" x 24" plaqued posters that are ready to hang on your wall.
Oct 2023: Almost all of the actual original watercolor paintings used in this poster are available for sale – see Section 5 of this blog.

1. Anaheim Ducks – The Franchise History
This franchise was established (by established we mean the year of the franchise’s first game) in 1993-94. From their founding in 1993-94 to the end of the 2005-06 season, the team was known as the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. Then beginning in 2006-07, they changed their name to the Anaheim Ducks.


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

One Stanley Cup finals loss:
2002-03 lost to New Jersey Devils 4 games to 3

Two Western Conference Championships:
2002-03, 2006-07

Six Division Championships:
2006-07 Pacific Division Champions 110 points: 48 wins - 20 losses - 14 OT losses
2012-13 Pacific Division Champions 66 points: 30 wins - 12 losses - 6 OT losses
2013-14 Pacific Division Champions 116 points: 54 wins - 20 losses - 8 OT losses
2014-15 Pacific Division Champions 109 points: 51 wins - 24 losses - 7 OT losses
2015-16 Pacific Division Champions 103 points: 46 wins - 25 losses - 11 OT losses
2016-17 Pacific Division Champions 105 points: 46 wins - 23 losses - 13 OT losses


3. Anaheim Ducks – Home Arena History
The Ducks franchise has played in only one home arena, although it has been known by four different names:
A. Anaheim Arena (planning/construction pre 1993)
B. Pond of Anaheim (1993)
C. Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim (1993–2006)
D. Honda Center 2006 - Present

A pen and ink aerial view image of The Honda Center will be added Q1 2024.


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

A. I personally think Wikipedia keeps getting better and better with each passing year – here is the Anaheim Ducks Wikipedia site:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anaheim_Ducks

B. For a great season-by-season summary of each Anaheim Ducks season:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Anaheim_Ducks_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 Anaheim Ducks' jersey history by owning a famous piece of jersey artwork:
If you love the Anaheim Ducks and the history of the Anaheim Ducks 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 9 pieces of original art available for sale, and when these 9 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 Anaheim Ducks YouTube video or go directly to the artwork website https://www.heritagesportsart.com/collections/anaheim-ducks 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 .

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This text was written by Scott Sillcox and was last updated October 17, 2023. 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