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|Colors:||Deep pacific teal, burnt orange, & black|
|Hall of Famers:||Ed Belfour, Rob Blake, Igor Larionov, Sergei Makarov, Teemu Selanne & Doug Wilson|
|Hall of Fame Builders:||N/A|
|Rivals:||Anaheim Ducks, Los Angeles Kings & Vegas Golden Knights|
|Legends:||Ed Belfour, Rob Blake, Igor Larionov, Sergei Makarov, Teemu Selanne & Doug Wilson|
|Retired Numbers:||12 & 99|
|Stanley Cup Titles:||0|
The San Jose Sharks are one of the newer teams in the league as they were founded during the early 1990s, in 1991. They have never won a Stanley Cup trophy, but they did appear in one Final, back in 2015-16 when they won the Western Conference Finals. They also have six division championships to their name as well.
During the first two years of their existence they played their home games at the famous Cow Palace Arena outside of San Francisco. The first draft pick in the history of the franchise was Pat Falloon, who was drafted second overall in 1991. He would go on to play only five years with San Jose and an additional five years around the National Hockey League.
Their first couple of seasons went about as you would expect for a young, brand new team. As they struggled to find their footing and would eventually set a National Hockey League record for losses in a regular season with 71. A record that still stands today, and likely will continue to stand for as long as the National Hockey League is around.
After losing 71 games the previous year, the San Jose Sharks added 23 wins to their record and qualified for the Stanley Cup Playoffs with a record of 33-35-16 during the 1993-94 season. In the first round they shocked the Detroit Red Wings and beat them in seven games, thus knocking out that year’s favorite to win the title. However, their run would come to an end after a second round loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs in seven games.
The following season the Sharks found their way into the postseason again after finishing with a record of 19-25-4 and once again won their first round series in seven games. Then they lost in the second round in four games for the second straight season as well.
The rest of the 1990s were a mixed bag as they missed the playoffs during the 1995-96 and 1996-97 seasons. However, they made a couple of playoff appearances to close out the decade in 1997-98 and 1998-99. Although they finished with losing records in both seasons and lost both their first round series in six games.
The 2000s were a successful time period for the San Jose Sharks and it has arguably been the best decade of their existence as they have made several playoff appearances and even finished as the best team during the National Hockey League regular season in 2008-09.
The end of the 2000s and the start of the 2010s also featured a multi-year run of finishing the regular season with one hundred or more points several times, including the previously mentioned league high in 2008-2009. Between the 2007-08 and 2010-2011 season they won four straight Pacific Division titles as well. They won at least 48 games in all four of those seasons and came close to a few more trophies as well.
The 2015-16 season was their best yet, as they found themselves making it all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals. They finished the regular season with a record of 46-30-6 and won three playoff series. They defeated the Los Angeles Kings in five games, the Nashville Predators in seven games, and the St. Louis Blues in six games. Eventually they would lose the Stanley Cup to the Pittsburgh Penguins in six games.
After making the Stanley Cup Finals that season the Sharks returned to the playoffs the following three seasons. However, it basically went nowhere as they suffered a first and second round loss as well as a Conference Finals loss, all coming in six games. Following the 2021-22 season where they finished as one of the worst teams in the National Hockey League with a record of 32-37-13 they have now missed the playoffs three years in a row.
If you are a fan of the San Jose Sharks, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2022-23 season. Do the San Jose Sharks have the star power to make it all the way to the playoffs and win the Stanley Cup in 2023?
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David Quinn is the head coach of the San Jose Sharks, his overall career record in the National Hockey League regular season is 96-87-25. This head coaching job is his second head coaching job in the National Hockey League. His career overall Stanley Cup playoff record is currently sitting at 0-3 after being swept in his only appearance in the playoffs.
He made his name in the college ranks coaching at Boston University where he led his team to multiple NCAA Tournament berths during his five years as head coach. His first head coaching job in the National Hockey League was with the New York Rangers where he led the team from 2018-2021. This will be his first season at the helm of the San Jose Sharks as he looks for a fresh start after a couple of rough seasons in the Big Apple.
Logan Couture is the top guy on this San Jose Sharks roster heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season. This upcoming season will be his 14th season in the National Hockey League and the former ninth overall pick in the 2007 National Hockey League entry draft has put together a solid career thus far. During the height of the Sharks dynasty in 2015-16 he scored 20 goals and assisted on 30 more during an incredible playoff run.
He has established himself as one of the clutchest performers in the history of the Stanley Cup playoffs as well. Last season he put up some impressive numbers as he found the net 23 times over the course of last year’s National Hockey League season. He also had no problem passing off the puck and setting up his teammates to find the net as well, as he added 33 assists to his total. Overall, he finished with a total of 56 points in 77 games played.
Thomas Hertl is yet another solid guy on this San Jose Sharks roster heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season. This upcoming season will be his tenth season in the National Hockey League and the former 12th overall pick in the 2012 National Hockey League entry draft has put together a solid career thus far. He has proven to be a consistent performer in the Stanley Cup playoffs as he has 24 goals and 18 assists in 62 playoff appearances.
Last season he put up some impressive numbers as he found the net 30 times over the course of last year’s National Hockey League season. He also had no problem passing off the puck and setting up his teammates to find the net as well, as he added 34 assists to his total. Overall, he finished with a total of 64 points in 82 games played.
The San Jose Sharks’ campaign during the 2021-22 National Hockey League season went about as you would’ve expected. They finished the year with a record of 32-37-13 and in 6th place of the Pacific Division.
There is a lot of optimism surrounding the franchise heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season. If they want to improve or keep up their current level of play they will certainly need a ton of production from their stars over the course of the 2022-23 National Hockey League season. The most important thing in any season is how a team starts out of the gate, and then how they look when the all-star break approaches.
In the National Hockey League, a lot can change over a single off-season. It will be interesting to see how their offseason moves translate onto the ice over the course of the 2022-23 National Hockey League season.
They are set to play a full 82-game schedule for only the second time in the last four seasons thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on their odds to win some hardware headed into the season it is clear how the oddsmakers in Las Vegas feel about them heading into the year.
Their odds to bring home the Pacific Division championship this season currently sit at +8000 heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season, which puts them 7th in the Pacific Division out of eight teams.
While their odds to win the Western Conference currently sit at +6600 heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season, which puts them 13th in the Western Conference out of 16 teams.
Their overall odds to bring home the Stanley Cup trophy are currently sitting at +15000 heading into the 2022-23 National Hockey League season, as they rank 29th out of all 32 teams in the National Hockey League.
Still got some burning questions about the San Jose Sharks? Well, we have answered some of the most common questions people have, hopefully, you will find the answer you are looking for below!
Where do the San Jose Sharks play?
The San Jose Sharks play their home games at the SAP Center.
Who owns the San Jose Sharks?
The San Jose Sharks are owned by San Jose Sports and Entertainment Enterprises.
Have the San Jose Sharks won the Stanley Cup?
The San Jose Sharks have never won the Stanley Cup.
Who is the San Jose Sharks general manager?
Mike Grier is the manager of the San Jose Sharks.
Do the San Jose Sharks play tonight?
Are you wondering if the San Jose Sharks are playing tonight? Well, SportsTips has all the details you need about upcoming San Jose Sharks games! Make sure you check this page at the top for all the details you are looking for.
What is the San Jose Sharks record?
The San Jose Sharks had a 32-37-13 win-loss-overtime loss record for the 2021-22 NHL season.
Did the San Jose Sharks win last night?
Fans of the San Jose Sharks are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.
How much are the San Jose Sharks worth?
According to Forbes Magazine, the San Jose Sharks are worth $625 million.
Who do the San Jose Sharks play tonight?
Like a lot of things in the NHL, things change pretty quickly. So, if you are looking for more information about who the San Jose Sharks play tonight, you have come to the right place. We have all this information for you in detail, you can find these details for upcoming games at the top of the page.
How to watch the San Jose Sharks?
You can watch the San Jose Sharks games on TV channels like NBC Sports California.
Will the San Jose Sharks make the playoffs this year?
For the 2021-22 season, the San Jose Sharks did not make the playoffs, as they finished 6th in their division with a record of 32-37-13.
Will the San Jose Sharks get the 1st pick in the NHL draft?
The order of the draft will be finalized at the end of the 2021-22 season, and it is confirmed that the San Jose Sharks did not have the first overall pick.
When do the San Jose Sharks play?
San Jose Sharks fans are always looking for more information about when their team plays the next game. For all the information you have been craving and more, be sure to check the top of this page. Here at SportsTips, we list all the information you need like the time of the puck drop, location of the game and the all important NHL odds.
Where did the San Jose Sharks finish the season?
The San Jose Sharks finished the 2021-22 NHL season in 6th place in the Pacific Division and in 24th place in the NHL overall.
How many games did the San Jose Sharks win?
The San Jose Sharks won 32 games during the 2021-22 NHL season.
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