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One Fan’s Recollection of the Early Years of the San Jose Sharks

Published by on April 16, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

There has never been a better time to be a Sharks fan.  All the other pro teams in the Bay Area are living in the past.  Their fans are full of nostalgia for days gone by.  But not Sharks fans.

I have been a Sharks fan since their inception in 1991.  I remember reading an article in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, “So You Want to be a Hockey Fan?,” which explained such foreign terms as icing and the two-line pass. 

The Sharks' first game was a road game against Vancouver.  There was no TV or radio broadcast of the game.  I think the franchise wanted the home opener the next night—also against the Canucks—to be the opener fans remember.  But it wasn't, and I sti...

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