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Darknes    128
17 minutes ago, Wackyriderfan14 said:

4 Canadian teams rights on. Let's go Saskatoon though. #SaskPride

There should be at least two more coming. The Toronto Bucks and the Winnipeg Lakers

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12 hours ago, Darknes said:

There should be at least two more coming. The Toronto Bucks and the Winnipeg Lakers

Just more teams in the way of Les Québecois 

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JCRGraphix    882

Up next are the Toronto Bucks.

 

They began play in 1990 wearing these uniforms:

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In 1993, they went through a redesign to a stylized deer head/letter T:

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In 1999, they introduced their first alternate uniform:

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In 2002, the alternate uniform was promoted to full-time use:

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JCRGraphix    882

In 2009, the Bucks changed their look again:

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In 2011, the Bucks reintroduced a green jersey:

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In 2013, the Bucks promoted their third jersey:

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In 2015, a fan vote was taken on which former uniform would become their alternate:

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Toronto looks great! Though the logo reminds me of the Dallas Stars "mooterus" logo

 

Also I just noticed the slight New York Rangers vibe for Les Québecois. Awesome touch!

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Darknes    128
4 minutes ago, New York's Greatest said:

Toronto looks great! Though the logo reminds me of the Dallas Stars "mooterus" logo

 

Also I just noticed the slight New York Rangers vibe for Les Québecois. Awesome touch!

You can notice more Rangers vibe with the Irish, with the leprechaun being Lady Liberty

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12 minutes ago, Darknes said:

You can notice more Rangers vibe with the Irish, with the leprechaun being Lady Liberty

Touché I'm referring to the shoulders mostly. Hence the slight Ranger vibe. Meanwhile the arm stripes resemble the islanders to some extent (les Québecois I'm referring too)

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JCRGraphix    882

Up next are the Washington Eagles.

 

They took to the ice in 1990 wearing these uniforms:

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In 1995, the Eagles added an alternate uniform:

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In 1997, the Eagles changed their look including a new eagle logo incorporating both the letters DC, and the shapes of Virginia and Maryland:

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In 1999, an alternate was added:

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In 2001, the black alternate was promoted to full time use:

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JCRGraphix    882

In 2003, the logo on the black uniform was changed:

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In 2005, the blue uniform was retired:

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In 2008, the Eagles brought back their red white and blue color scheme:

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In 2011, the Eagles added a red alternate based on their original:

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In 2013, the Eagles went back to their original alternate:

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JCRGraphix    882

Up next is the final team of the original 20, the Winnipeg Lakers. The Lakers are a classic Canadian team that believes in tradition, so they kept the same look the entire time, with only one alternate.

 

The Lakers wore this uniform starting in 1990:

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In 2009-10 for their 20th season, the Lakers used this alternate from Winnipeg hockey history:

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Up next we'll be going through each season, and adding the expansion teams as they come up. Stay tuned!!!

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JCRGraphix    882
8 hours ago, Darknes said:

Will the season summaries mimic the actions of the GMs?

 

The 1990-91 season will reflect it exactly. From that point, we'll get creative.

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JCRGraphix    882

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The inaugural season of the WHL was a wild one full of huge trades, and some very streaky teams. The Seattle Orcas jumped out to a 6-game win streak while the Boston Irish traded away a good deal of their talent to stock up on draft picks. Montreal's Patrick Roy was unbeatable throughout most of the season culminating in his winning the Tretiak Trophy for best goalie. Another ain story this year was the crazy scoring of Ramil Yuldashev. Nobody could come close to his totals, but he was still dealt before the trade deadline from Kiev to Prague in exchange for Pavel Bure, 3 first round draft picks over the next few years, and a second round draft pick. This trade set the lowly Golems up for a run to the playoffs.

 

The playoffs were a wild affair with the first seed St. Petersburg Horsemen being knocked of by the surging Prague Golems in 6 games. The Riga Griffins also knocked out the Kiev Angels in 6. The Griffins would go on to win the Eastern Division in 7. In the Western Division, the Copenhagen Hammer defeated the Helsinki Icebreakers in 6 and the Cologne Magi knocked out the Stockholm Norsemen in 6. Cologne would go on to shock the Hammer in 7 games, and the Griffins in 6 to stamp their ticket to the Global Cup Finals. In the American Division, the Chicago Cardinals rolled over the Brooklyn Emperors in 5, and the Washington Eagles beat the Seattle Orcas in 7. Chicago would sweep the Eagles to win the division. The Montreal Quebecois swept the Winnipeg Lakers in the first round, and the Saskatoon Blazers beat Gretzky and the Toronto Bucks in 7. It would take another 7 games for the Quebecois to knock out Brett Hull and the Blazers. The Quebecois had an easier time with the Cardinals eliminating them in only 6. The Cologne Magi were just no match for the offensive juggernaut and goaltending of the Quebecois, and Montreal emerged victorious in 5 games.

 

The regular season standings were:

 

European Conference:

 

Eastern Division:
1. St. Petersburg Horsemen
2. Riga Griffins
3. Kiev Angels
4. Prague Golems
5. Moscow Stars

 

Western Division:
1. Copenhagen Hammer
2. Stockholm Norsemen
3. Cologne Magi
4. Helsinki Icebreakers
5. Amsterdam Royals

 

North American Conference:

 

American Division:
1. Chicago Cardinals
2. Seattle Orcas
3. Washington Eagles
4. Brooklyn Emperors
5. Boston Irish

 

Canadian Division:
1. Montreal Quebecois
2. Toronto Bucks
3. Saskatoon Blazers
4. Winnipeg Lakers
5. Halifax Bombers

 

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2 hours ago, JCRGraphix said:

 

 

The playoffs were a wild affair with the first seed St. Petersburg Horsemen being knocked of by the surging Prague Golems in 6 games. 

 

 

Yeah, you dont have to remind us...

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JCRGraphix    882

In 1991, the Minsk Bisons began play in these uniforms which only lasted one season:

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In 1992, the Bisons changed their look:

1992-97.png

 

In 1997, the Bisons added a green jersey:

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In 1999, the green jersey was promoted to full time use:

1999-01.png

 

In 2001, the red uniform was retired:

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