San Jose Sharks: Top Five Trades in Team History

March 12th, 2010 by Andy Bensch Leave a reply »
The San Jose Sharks have yet to bring home the coveted Stanley Cup during their 17 seasons of existence. However, it hasn't been for a lack of a quality coaching staffs nor the lack of quality management groups. With an organization that has been filled with great hockey minds from top to bottom throughout their history, the Sharks have boasted some of the most highly talked about teams since their inception. First it was the 1994 first round upset of the top seeded Detroit Red Wings and a year later it was another first round shocker over the No. 2 seeded Calgary Flames. Five years later, the Sharks were once again an Cinderella winner when they knocked off the top seeded St. Louis Blues in the 1999-2000 quarterfinals. Over the next four seasons the Sharks made the postseason three different times, capped off by a run to the Western Conference Finals during the 2003-04 season. After the lockout, the Sharks struggled in the first two months of the season before acquiring Joe Thornton in late November. San Jose then went on to finish an impressive fifth place in the Western conference before being eliminated in the conference semi-finals. Three years later, the Sharks won t ...

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