SAN JOSE SHARKS 2012-2013 SEASON PREVIEW:
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SAN JOSE SHARKS EXPERIENCE:
Location: San Jose, California
Stadium: HP Pavilion
Conference: Western Conference
Division: Pacific Division
San Jose Sharks Stanley Cup Titles: Not yet
San Jose Sharks Conference Championships: Not yet
Notable Players: Owen Nolan, Patrick Marleau
The San Jose Sharks play hockey in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League. The franchise was formed in 1991. After an Oakland team was fielded in 1967, but failed to succeed financially, many worked hard to bring hockey back to the Bay Area. The San Jose Sharks were one of the worst teams in the league for their first two seasons, a common theme for expansion teams. In 1993, however they managed one of the biggest turnarounds in NHL history, making it to the second round and beating Cup favorites, the Detroit Red Wings. The San Jose Sharks have improved nearly every year, reaching the conference finals in 2006. The current team is both one of the youngest and largest in average size in the NHL. The team is a favorite for a big playoff run.
The San Jose Sharks play home games the HP Pavilion, also known as the Shark Tank. The arena has a capacity of more than 17,000 and a home game this season will be electric with the hopes of the community for the team's first Stanley Cup. Buy San Jose Sharks tickets and watch one of the toughest teams in the NHL compete for playoff glory!
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