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Great series so far you always do a great job! I know this is Probobly somewhere in this topic and sorry for asking but how did you come up with the legacy points? It's a great idea.

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Great series so far you always do a great job! I know this is Probobly somewhere in this topic and sorry for asking but how did you come up with the legacy points? It's a great idea.

The legacy points are 1 point for each season played, 1 point for each season they made the playoffs, 3 points for a Leif Erikson Cup runner-up, and 6 points for a Leif Erikson Cup win.

The 1990-91 PAHL season had 21 teams playing 80 games each. The Minnesota Fighting Saints led by the goaltending of Finnish sensation Jarmo Myllys led the league with an impressive record of 57-18-5. The Brooklyn Americans also finished with 50 wins to lead the Eastern Conference. At the conclusion of the regular season, the Syracuse Mohawks announced that they were closing up shop for good this time ending a storied 37 year franchise. The Seattle Orcas also announced that they were suspending operations for the 1991-92 season.
The 1991 playoffs began with the Fargo Flames beating the Windsor Ambassadors, Huntsville Apollos beating the Austin Texans, and the Gatineau Quebecois beating the Fort Drum Rangers all three games to one. The Providence Reds led by young Martin Brodeur edged the Kingston Chiefs in five games. In round two, the Kalamazoo Checkers eliminated the Apollos and the Markham Tigers knocking out the Gatineau Quebecois each in five. The Providence Reds upset the Brooklyn Americans in six, and the Minnesota Fighting Saints elimintaed the Fargo Flames in seven. The conference finals were both a battle with the Checkers squeaking by the Saints in seven and the Tigers finally beating Broudeur and the Reds in six.
The 1991 Leif Erikson Cup featured two old PAHL franchises facing off. The Tigers proved too much though for the Checkers and won their third Leif Erikson Cup in six games.
At the conclusion of the season, the PAHL announced it would be adding three teams for the 1991-92 season. One to replace the Syracuse Mohawks as the Buffalo Sabres' minor league affiliates, and one to serve as the new NHL expansion team's affiliates. A west coat franchise was also granted to an ownership group including filmmaker Steven Spielberg to replace the Orcas as the Canucks' farm team.
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For the 1990-91 season, the Gatineau Quebecois updated their look, the Kingston Chiefs changed to their original striping scheme to celebrate 40 years, and the New Orleans Jazz changed to purple helmets on the road.

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Austin Texans Home Away

Bangor Bruins Home Away

Brooklyn Americans Home Away

Fargo Flames Home Away

Fort Drum Rangers Home Away

Gatineau Quebecois Home Away

Halifax Flyers Home Away

Hamilton Hammers Home Away

Huntsville Apollos Home Away

Kalamazoo Checkers Home Away

Kingston Chiefs Home Away

Markham Tigers Home Away

Milwaukee Ales Home Away

Minnesota Fighting Saints Home Away

New Orleans Jazz Home Away

Providence Reds Home Away

Regina Oilers Home Away

Sacramento Pines Home Away

Seattle Orcas Home Away

Syracuse Mohawks Home Away

Windsor Ambassadors Home Away

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Nice update for Gatineau.

Any news on where the Spielberg owned team will play? San Diego? Portland? Long Beach? Las Vegas?

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Nice update for Gatineau.

Any news on where the Spielberg owned team will play? San Diego? Portland? Long Beach? Las Vegas?

Thanks! I figured it was pretty 1990s loooing. As for the Spielberg team, it is one of those cities, and if you guess the team name, you'd be a... clever girl?

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Nice update for Gatineau.

Any news on where the Spielberg owned team will play? San Diego? Portland? Long Beach? Las Vegas?

Thanks! I figured it was pretty 1990s loooing. As for the Spielberg team, it is one of those cities, and if you guess the team name, you'd be a... clever girl?

San Diego Raptors!

To JCR: Clever dude to be exact.

To Darknes: Makes perfect sense as a tie in to an upcoming box office hit.

I'm sure Steve will have no trouble getting Universal's permission to use the skeleton logo if necessary.

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Now let's take look at another PAHL franchise.

Ogdensburg Rivermen / Syracuse Mohawks

Founded: 1950

Division: American (1950-53) North Country (1953-57) Eastern (1957-65) Southeast (1965-70) Thompson (1970-76, 1981-91) Barker (1976-77)

Home Arena: St. Lawrence Ice Arena (1950-57) Mohawk Stadium (1957-77, 1981-91)

City: Ogdensburg, New York (1950-57) Syracuse, New York (1957-77, 1981-91)

Leif Erikson Cup Championships: 1 - 1954

Leif Erikson Cup Runner-Up: 2 - 1956, 1973

NHL Affiliation: Buffalo Sabres (1983-91)

Legacy Points: 69 (T-10th/44)

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The 1991-92 PAHL season had 22 teams playing 80 games each. Teams making their debut included the San Diego Sharks, Kansas City Scouts, and the Portland Raptors. The Kalamazoo Checkers were dominant all season finishing with an impressive 53-20-7 record.
In the first round of the 1992 playoffs, the Milwaukee Ales beat the Kansas City Scouts, the Minnesota Fighting Saints beat the Portland Raptors, and the Markham Tigers beat the Brooklyn Americans all three games to one while the Fort Drum Rangers swept the Providence Reds. In the second round, the Sacramento Pines beat the Milwaukee Ales and Markham Tigers beat the Kingston Chiefs in five games. The Minnesota Fighting Saints swept the Regina Oilers and the Fort Drum Rangers upset the Kalamazoo Checkers in six games.
The conference finals were a very competitive affair with the Fort Drum Rangers beating the Markham Tigers in seven while the Minnesota Fighting Saints beat the Sacramento Pines in five.
The 1992 Leif Erikson Cup featured two teams that were no strangers to the finals. The Rangers ended up surprising everybody by spanking the Saints 10-2 in the first game, and were on fire from that point on only losing one game to win their fifth Leif Erikson Cup.
After the regular season, the PAHL announced that it would adding two more teams for the 1992-93 season, both in markets that previously had PAHL franchises.

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In uniform news, the Fort Drum Rangers changed their look on their road jerseys, and the Sacramento Pines went through a redesign. The Kansas City Scouts and San Diego Sharks took to the ice with their uniforms, and the Portland Raptors wore these uniforms just for their first season.

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Austin Texans Home Away
Bangor Bruins Home Away
Brooklyn Americans Home Away
Fargo Flames Home Away
Fort Drum Rangers Home Away
Gatineau Quebecois Home Away
Halifax Flyers Home Away
Hamilton Hammers Home Away
Huntsville Apollos Home Away
Kalamazoo Checkers Home Away

Kansas City Scouts Home Away

Kingston Chiefs Home Away
Markham Tigers Home Away
Milwaukee Ales Home Away
Minnesota Fighting Saints Home Away
New Orleans Jazz Home Away

Portland Raptors Home Away

Providence Reds Home Away
Regina Oilers Home Away
Sacramento Pines Home Away

San Diego Sharks Home Away

Windsor Ambassadors Home Away

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It took me a while to figure out what the Portland logo was supposed to be. I think the fossil idea was a good one, just baybe not in that position.

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The 1992-93 PAHL season saw two new teams take the ice. The Seattle Orcas resumed operations but not before moving back to Lansing, Michigan to become the Lansing Governors once again. They became the Ottawa Senators milor league affiliates. Miami, Florida once again received a new franchise: this time an expansion team called the Miami Flamingos. They served as farm team to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Neither team did very well finishing last in their respective divisions as any realtalent had to be funneled up to the NHL. The Portland Raptors, sporting their new Jurassic Park inspired duds, were dominant finishing with an impressive 56-19-7 record. The Brooklyn Americans also did quite well in the East with a 51-24-7 record.

The 1993 playoffs followed the final format the league would use. The 1st and 4th place teams and 2nd and 3rd place teams in each respective division would face off in the first round. The winners would face off in the division finals, followed by the conference finals, and Leif Erikson Cup finals. In the Washburn Division, the Fargo Flames edged the Portland Raptors in seven games and the Regina Oilers defeated the Sacramento Pines in five. The Oilers would go on to win the division in six. The Roberts Division was extremely competitive. The Minnesota Fighting Saints overcame the Milwaukee Ales and the Kansas City Scouts squeeked by the New Orleans Jazz both in seven games. The Scouts knocked out the Saints in seven to win the division. In the Thompson Division, the Brooklyn Americans beat the Bangor Bruins in seven games and the Kalamazoo Checkers eliminated the Fort Drum Rangers in six. The Checkers would go on to win the division in five. In the Barker Division, the Markham Tigers beat the Hamilton Hammers and the Halifax Flyers beat the Kingston Chiefs, both in six. The Tigers beat the Flyers in five to win that division. In the conference finals, the Oilers beat the Scouts in six games despite sxcellent goaltending by young Olaf Kolzig. Things were more cut and dry in the East with the Tigers sweeping the Checkers.

The 1993 Leif Erikson Cup was an epic one with each team battling to the end. The final game was won by the Markham Tigers in overtime when Damian Rhodes stopped Kirk Maltby on a breakaway and passed it down to a waiting Yves Heroux who beat Ray Leblanc stick side to win their fourth Leif Erikson Cup.

After the season, the PAHL announced it would be adding two new teams and changing some of the affiliatins to accomadate the two new NHL franchises in the 1993-94 season.

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Uniforms:

In uniform news, the Lansing Governors and Miami Flamingos began play with their new uniforms. The Providence Reds made some changes to reflect their parent club and the Portland Raptors wore uniforms based on Jurassic Park.

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Austin Texans Home Away

Bangor Bruins Home Away

Brooklyn Americans Home Away

Fargo Flames Home Away

Fort Drum Rangers Home Away

Gatineau Quebecois Home Away

Halifax Flyers Home Away

Hamilton Hammers Home Away

Huntsville Apollos Home Away

Kalamazoo Checkers Home Away

Kansas City Scouts Home Away

Kingston Chiefs Home Away

Lansing Governors Home Away

Markham Tigers Home Away

Miami Flamingos Home Away

Milwaukee Ales Home Away

Minnesota Fighting Saints Home Away

New Orleans Jazz Home Away

Portland Raptors Home Away

Providence Reds Home Away

Regina Oilers Home Away

Sacramento Pines Home Away

San Diego Sharks Home Away

Windsor Ambassadors Home Away

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I know I'm posting these fairly quickly, but I only have so much time. I'm getting ready for a "vacation" to lovely Afghanistan, so I'm spending as much time with my family as possible, so I'm posting when I can.

The 1993-94 season saw some changes in alignment and affiliation as well as two new franchises. The Oklahoma Stars began play as the Dallas Stars' farm club, and the Las Vegas Jacks began play as the Anamheim Ducks' farm club. The Minnesota Fighting Saints became affiliated with the St. Louis Blues and the New Orleans Jazz became the minor league club for the Florida Panthers. The Portland Raptors again finished with the best record of 49-22-11.
In the 1994 playoffs, competition was firece in the first round. In the Washburn Division, the Portland Raptors beat the Minnesota Fighting Saint and the Sacramento Pines beat the Fargo Flames in six games each. The Pines would go on to sweep the Raptors in the division final. In the Roberts Division, the Austin Texans beat the San Diego Sharks in seven and the Oklahoma Stars rolled over the New Orleans Jazz in five. The Stars would go on to sweep the Texans to win the division. In the Thompson Division, the Bangor Bruins beat the first-place Providence Reds in six games and the Brooklyn Americans just beat the Kalamazoo Checkers in seven. The Americans had few problems with the Bruins beating them in five games to win the division. In the Barker Division, the Halifax Flyers beat the Kingston Chiefs and the Hamilton Hammers beat the Windsor Ambassadors in six games each. The Hammers would go on to win the division in seven games. The conference finals were an exciting display of goaltending skill. The Sacramento Pines led by young Russian goalie Nikolai Khabibulin beat the Oklahoma Stars in five games never giving up more than two goals. Clint Malarchuk and the Brooklyn Americans defeated Peter Sidorkiewicz and the Hamilton Hammers in six games.
The 1994 Leif Erikson Cup was dominated by the Pines from the start. Though they won one game, the Americans were never able to match the Pines' physical play. The Pines won their second Leif Erikson Cup in just five games.
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In uniform news, the Bangor Bruins and Regina Oilers updated to a modern look, the Kingston Chiefs went back to their Canadiens clones, the Minnesota Fighting Saints changed to their new parent club's colors, and the Las Vegas Jacks and Oklahoma debuted their new uniforms.

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Austin Texans Home Away
Bangor Bruins Home Away
Brooklyn Americans Home Away
Fargo Flames Home Away
Fort Drum Rangers Home Away
Gatineau Quebecois Home Away
Halifax Flyers Home Away
Hamilton Hammers Home Away
Huntsville Apollos Home Away
Kalamazoo Checkers Home Away
Kansas City Scouts Home Away
Kingston Chiefs Home Away
Lansing Governors Home Away

Las Vegas Jacks Home Away

Markham Tigers Home Away
Miami Flamingos Home Away
Milwaukee Ales Home Away
Minnesota Fighting Saints Home Away
New Orleans Jazz Home Away

Oklahoma Stars Home Away

Portland Raptors Home Away
Providence Reds Home Away
Regina Oilers Home Away
Sacramento Pines Home Away
San Diego Sharks Home Away
Windsor Ambassadors Home Away

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The 1994-95 PAHL season had 26 teams playing 82 games each. The Windsor Ambassadors and Providence Reds were extremely competitive finishing only one win apart. The Ambassadors would finish with the best record of 49-24-9. Their parent clubs would go on to face off in the Stanley Cup.
The 1995 playoffs began with the Minnesota Fighting Saints beating the Fargo Flames in six and Portland Raptors beating the Sacramento Pines in five. The Raptors would go on to beat the Saints in five to win the Washburn Division. In the Roberts Division, the Austin Texans eliminated the San Diego Sharks in six games and the Oklahoma Stars knocked out the New Orleans Jazz in five games. The Texans would go on to sweept the Stars. The Thompson Division semifinals were over very quickly with the Providence Reds sweeping the Brooklyn Americans and the Fort Drum Rangers sweeping the Bangor Bruins. The Rangers would go on to win the division in six games. The Barker Division went quickly as well with the Hamilton Hammers sweeping the Halifax Flyers and the Gatineau Quebecois upsetting the Windsor Ambassadors in five. The Hammers went on to neat the Quebecois in seven to win the division.
The conference finals were quite competitive. In the West, the Austin Texans edged the Portland Raptors four games to three. Though the Rangers-Hammers series only went five games, it was a fierce competition with all but one game settled in overtime. The Hammers knocked out the Rangers to earn their sixth Leif Erikson Cup finals berth.
The 1995 Leif Erikson Cup finals began with the Hammers' Jim Carey shutting out the Texans in the first two games, but once the Texans were able to break the seal, they were unstoppable winning the next four games to win their second Leif Erikson Cup.
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In uniform news, the Fargo Flames and Halifax Flyers modernized their looks.

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Austin Texans Home Away
Bangor Bruins Home Away
Brooklyn Americans Home Away
Fargo Flames Home Away
Fort Drum Rangers Home Away
Gatineau Quebecois Home Away
Halifax Flyers Home Away
Hamilton Hammers Home Away
Huntsville Apollos Home Away
Kalamazoo Checkers Home Away
Kansas City Scouts Home Away
Kingston Chiefs Home Away
Lansing Governors Home Away

Las Vegas Jacks Home Away

Markham Tigers Home Away
Miami Flamingos Home Away
Milwaukee Ales Home Away
Minnesota Fighting Saints Home Away
New Orleans Jazz Home Away

Oklahoma Stars Home Away

Portland Raptors Home Away
Providence Reds Home Away
Regina Oilers Home Away
Sacramento Pines Home Away
San Diego Sharks Home Away
Windsor Ambassadors Home Away

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The 1995-96 PAHL season had 26 teams playing 82 games each. The Portland Raptors were absolutely dominant the whole season finishing with an amazing 62 wins, 13 losses and 7 ties. Nobody else finished close to that amazing mark.
The 1996 playoffs were a wild affair with some huge upsets. In the Washburn Division, the regular season champion Portland Raptors beat the Fargo Flames in six games and the Minnesota Fighting Saints swept the Kansas City Scouts. The Saints would go on to stun the hockey world by sweeping the Raptors to win the division.
In the Roberts Division, the San Diego Sharks swept the Miami Flamingos and the Austin Texans rolled over the New Orleans Jazz in five games. The Sharks dominated the Texans in the division finals winning in five.
In the Thompson Division, the Fort Drum Rangers beat the first place Bangor Bruins in seven games, and the Brooklyn Americand had few problems witrh the Kalamazoo Checkers beating them in five games. The Americans would go on to win the division in six.
In the Barker Division, the Windsor Ambassadors swept the Hamilton Hammers and he Gatineau Quebecois fell to the Markham Tigers in five games. The Tigers would go on to win the division, beating the Ambassadors in seven.
The conference finals were exceptionally competitive. The Saints beat the Sharks in six games to win the West and the Americans edged the Tigers in seven to win the East.
The 1996 Leif Erikson Cup was an epic one with each game settled by only one goal. The Saints won the first three games, but the Americans fought back to force a game seven. Despite their best efforts, the Americans could not match the ferocity of the Saints, and the Saints won their second Leif Erikson Cup.
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Uniforms:

In uniform news, the Gatineau Quebecois adopted some wildly modern new uniforms, and the Hamilton Hammers changed their look to match their parent club.

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Austin Texans Home Away
Bangor Bruins Home Away
Brooklyn Americans Home Away
Fargo Flames Home Away
Fort Drum Rangers Home Away
Gatineau Quebecois Home Away
Halifax Flyers Home Away
Hamilton Hammers Home Away
Huntsville Apollos Home Away
Kalamazoo Checkers Home Away
Kansas City Scouts Home Away
Kingston Chiefs Home Away
Lansing Governors Home Away

Las Vegas Jacks Home Away

Markham Tigers Home Away
Miami Flamingos Home Away
Milwaukee Ales Home Away
Minnesota Fighting Saints Home Away
New Orleans Jazz Home Away

Oklahoma Stars Home Away

Portland Raptors Home Away
Providence Reds Home Away
Regina Oilers Home Away
Sacramento Pines Home Away
San Diego Sharks Home Away
Windsor Ambassadors Home Away

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I don't have much time to complete this, so I'll try to post the rest of the seasons and wrap up all the franchises by Tuesday... I'll check back for C/C as it trickles in.

In the Roberts Divison, the Miami Flamingos eliminated the Las Vegas Jacks in six games, and the San Diego Sharks edged the Huntsville Apollos in seven. The Flamingos went on to defeat the Sharks in five to win the division.
In the Thompson Division, the Brooklyn Americans upset the Kalamazoo Checkers in five and the Bangor Vruins beat the Fort Drum Rangers in six. The Bruins would go on to defeat the Americans in six games in the division finals.
In the Barker Division, the Gatineau Quebecois rolled over the Halifax Flyers sweeping them, and the Windsor Ambassadors squeeked by the Kingston Chiefs with a game 7 overtime goal. The Ambassadors then defeated the Quebecois in a vicious six game series full of fights.
Neither conference final matchup was very competitive with the Flamingos sweeping the Saints, and the Ambassadors sweeping the Bruins. The Flamingos would go on to win their first ever Leif Erikson Cup, beating the Ambassadors in six.
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For the 1990's, those uniforms are actually pretty calm. Great work throughout the entire series, I've been really enjoying this entire thread.

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For the 1990's, those uniforms are actually pretty calm. Great work throughout the entire series, I've been really enjoying this entire thread.

Interesting you should say that, because we have a lot of changes this season...

Uniforms:

The 1996-97 season saw some huge changes in uniforms:

The Fort Drum Rangers went back to using olive as their main color

The Gatineau Quebecois changed to a modern look

The Kansas City Scouts changed their colors to match the Sabres new color scheme

The Las Vegas Jacks made some minor changes to their road uniform

The New Orleans Jazz adopted a modern look

The Regina Oilers adopted a modern look and tweaked their colors a bit to match their parent club

The Sacramento Pines adopted some horrendously unpopular uniforms that would only last one season. The team was referred to as the skating tablecloths by critics.

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Austin Texans Home Away

Bangor Bruins Home Away

Brooklyn Americans Home Away

Fargo Flames Home Away

Fort Drum Rangers Home Away

Gatineau Quebecois Home Away

Halifax Flyers Home Away

Hamilton Hammers Home Away

Huntsville Apollos Home Away

Kalamazoo Checkers Home Away

Kansas City Scouts Home Away

Kingston Chiefs Home Away

Lansing Governors Home Away

Las Vegas Jacks Home Away

Markham Tigers Home Away

Miami Flamingos Home Away

Milwaukee Ales Home Away

Minnesota Fighting Saints Home Away

New Orleans Jazz Home Away

Oklahoma Stars Home Away

Portland Raptors Home Away

Providence Reds Home Away

Regina Oilers Home Away

Sacramento Pines Home Away

San Diego Sharks Home Away

Windsor Ambassadors Home Away

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Yep, those are definitely starting to look like 90's uniforms, especially the oilers. Also, I can see why the Sacramento fans didn't like the Pines new uniforms.

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