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The San Jose Sharks joined the NHL ahead of the 1991-92 season when the Gund brothers, minority owners of the Minnesota North Stars, wanted to relocate the North Stars to the Bay Area. After the league vetoed that plan, a deal was struck that resulted in the Gunds selling their shares in the North Stars in exchange for having the opportunity to buy an expansion franchise. The Sharks struggled out of the gate and didn’t post a winning record until the 1999-00 season. What followed, though, was a period of consistent success that included 13 postseason appearances in 14 years and three trips to the Western Conference Final. While they have yet to win a Stanley Cup, they did reach the 2016 Stanley Cup Final, which they lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

3 Rangers’ Trade Partners in a Potential Blake Wheeler Deal

The New York Rangers have been electrifying to watch to start out the 2023-24 season and continue to be one of the hottest teams in the NHL this season. For them, a Stanley Cup is not out of the realm of possibility as they have shown no signs of slowing down, even after having to deal with major injuries to Adam Fox and Igor Shesterkin. Related: Rangers Could Benefit From Nazem Kadri Addition Their recent 5-1 loss against the Buffalo Sabres should hopefully be a one-time event where they can bounce back and continue their dominance moving forward. One small…

Today in Hockey History: Nov. 30

This date in 2005 saw a major trade that forever changed two franchises. Also, one of the greatest players in National League Hockey history hit a significant milestone. In addition, Nov. 30 was a very busy date on Long Island and for some of the biggest names in the game. So. let’s hop aboard the THW time machine and relive all the great best moments from this date. A Huge Date in 2005 Nov. 30, 2005, is a date that makes Boston Bruins fans cringe and San Jose Sharks fans give high fives. This is when the Bruins traded team…

Sharks’ Shootout Struggles Reflect Team’s Lack of Talent

Given the amount of turnover the San Jose Sharks had during the 2023 offseason, it’s difficult to find many trends across the team’s 2022-23 and 2023-24 seasons. But in the first quarter or so of this campaign, one small pattern has emerged. The Sharks are 0-2 in shootouts thus far, continuing an area of struggle from last season, when they went 1-6. They’ve taken plenty of games to the final showdown over the last two seasons, but can’t seem to win many of them. Amidst their challenges in shootouts, a few takeaways emerge — revealing crucial information about their abilities…

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What year were the San Jose Sharks founded?

The San Jose Sharks joined the NHL ahead of the 1991-92 season.

When did the San Jose Sharks play their first game?

The Sharks played their first game on Oct. 4, 1991. They played the Vancouver Canucks and lost 4-3.

Who is the current head coach of the San Jose Sharks?

David Quinn is the current head coach for the San Jose Sharks.