Calgary Flames 1999-2000

Nola McConnan

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Watercolor Painting

Nola McConnan

This beautifully framed piece features an original piece of watercolor artwork glass-framed in an attractive two inch wide black resin frame with a double mat. The outer dimensions of the framed piece are approximately 17” wide x 24.5” high, although the exact size will vary according to the size of the original piece of art.

$595.00 USD - Price includes framing as well as fast, free shipping with UPS

This beautifully framed piece features an original piece of watercolor artwork glass-framed in an attractive two inch wide black resin frame with a double mat. The outer dimensions of the framed piece are approximately 17” wide x 24.5” high, although the exact size will vary according to the size of the original piece of art.

At the core of the framed piece is the actual piece of original artwork as painted by the artist on textured 100% rag, water-marked watercolor paper. In many cases the original artwork has handwritten notes in pencil from the artist (be sure to “See the actual artwork without the frame” elsewhere in this website). Simply put, this is beautiful, one-of-a-kind artwork.

The outer mat is a rich textured black acid-free mat with a decorative inset white v-groove, while the inner mat is a complimentary colored acid-free mat reflecting one of the team’s primary colors. The website image of this framed piece shows the mat color that we suggest (Red), but since each piece is custom framed, we are happy to use whatever color mat you wish (depending on availability) – our standard mat colors are:

Light Blue / Dark Blue / Brown / Maroon (close to brown) / White / Silver / Gold / Yellow (bright yellow) / Green (dark green) / Orange / Purple / Red (bright red, somewhat close to PMS 186)

Beneath the artwork is a silver plate with black text describing the original artwork. The text for this piece will read:

This original, one-of-a-kind watercolor painting of the 1999-2000 Calgary Flames jersey is the original artwork that was used in the creation of this Calgary Flames uniform evolution print and tens of thousands of other Calgary Flames products that have been sold across North America. This original piece of art was painted by artist Nola McConnan for Maple Leaf Productions Ltd.

Beneath the silver plate is a 3” x 9” reproduction of a well known, best-selling print that celebrates the history of the team. The print beautifully illustrates the chronological evolution of the team’s uniform and shows you how the original art was used in the creation of this print. If you look closely, you will see that the print features the actual artwork being offered for sale. The 3” x 9” print looks like this:

The piece is framed with an extremely high quality framing glass. We have used this glass style for many years with excellent results. We package every piece very carefully in a double layer of bubble wrap and a rigid double-wall cardboard package to avoid breakage at any point during the shipping process, but if damage does occur, we will gladly repair, replace or refund. Please note that all of our products come with a 90 day 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Each framed piece also comes with a two page letter signed by Scott Sillcox describing the history behind the art. If there was an extra-special story about your piece of art, that story will be included in the letter. When you receive your framed piece, you should find the letter lightly attached to the front of the framed piece.

If you have any questions, at any time, about the actual artwork or about any of the artist’s handwritten notes on the artwork, I would love to tell you about them. Simply email me, Scott Sillcox, at and I will tell you everything I can about your original piece of art. The artists and I spent well over ten years of our lives creating these pieces of original artwork, and in many cases there are stories I can tell you about your actual piece of artwork that might add an extra element of interest in your one-of-a-kind purchase.

Please note that all reproduction rights for this original work are retained in perpetuity by the National Hockey League unless specifically stated otherwise in writing by the NHL. For further information, please contact Heritage Sports Art at .



Now eleven years removed from their last Stanley Cup championship, the Flames are no longer a playoff regular; in fact they hadn't made the playoffs since the 1995-95 season. The teams best record since that season was a third place finish in 1998-99 in the now Northwest division. The 1999-00 season would be a struggle as well as the team finished with 77 points (31-36-10-5), last place in the Northwest.With rising salary costs and being a "small market Canadian team" the Flames began to rebuild with young talent. An interesting mix of established veterans and journeymen rounded out the roster. Jarome Iginla, who was acquired from the Dallas Stars in a trade for Joe Nieuwendyk in 1994-95, was developing into a team leader he finished second in scoring to Valeri Bure. Bure finished with 35 goals and 40 assists for 70 points, Iginla came in with 29 and 34 for 63 points.Conspicuous to Alberta hockey fans was the presence of 2 Edmonton Oiler greats on the Flames roster: Veteran defenceman Steve Smith and goalie Grant Furh. Smith, now in his second season with the Flames, was a mentor to a young and up-and-coming defenceman Robyn Regehr. Regehr was in his rookie year and he played 57 games and notched 12 points.  Just playing hockey that year was impressive for Regehr as he was in a car accident the summer before where he suffered two broken legs.Grant Furh started the season as the number one goalie, but lost his spot to injury and the unexpected great play of Fred Brathwaite. Fred played 61 games and had a 2.75 goals against average.  Furh would retire at the end of the season but remain with the club as a goaltending consultant.The Flames unveiled their black third jersey in 1998. It features a stylized horse's head snorting flames. On the shoulders are small versions of the flaming C logo.  A patch celebrating NHL in the year 2000 is present on the right shoulder, all teams wore this patch.A 3rd jersey is a concept that became commonplace in baseball and hockey in the 1990's, and in the 2000s in the NFL. Most 3rd jerseys are worn occasionally at home as well as on the road, giving a team a third option as to what uniform to wear. And of course, the addition of a third jersey adds to the options fans can buy, thereby increasing apparel revenues and ultimately benefiting the team. More recently, baseball and hockey teams have begun adding 4th and even 5th jerseys to their roster of uniform possibilities, but this trend has not started in the NFL, nor is it likely to if for no other reason than the fact that the NFL season consists of only 16 regular season games vs baseball's 162 and hockey's 82.In 2000, this jersey became the official road jersey and the old red 'away' jersey was eliminated.

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