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San Jose Sharks

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The Resume

    (1991- )
    Located in San Jose, California
    Play in HP Pavilion
    No Stanley Cup Championships
    No retired numbers

Why they might be annoying:

    Does San Jose, California really need a hockey team?
    San Jose was granted an NHL franchise after George and Gordon Gund, former owners of the Minnesota North Stars (now known as the Dallas Stars), sold off the rights to the North Stars but wanted to stay involved in hockey.
    They were forced to play their first two seasons in the Cow Palace (located in Daly City, Cali) because they didn't have a home in San Jose.
    They lost their first game 4-3 against the Vancouver Canucks.
    Their first hat trick in team history (by Rob Gaudreau) came in a 7-5 loss.
    They ended their first season by going 17-58-5.
    They fired their General Manager, Jack Ferreira, after their first season.
    They ended the 1992-93 season with an 11-72-2 record.
    Their inception as a team can be attributed to the expansion-crazy movement of the 1990's.
    Despite having marquee players like Owen Nolan, Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton on the roster, their teams were notorious for being good in the regular season and crapping out during the playoffs.
    They blew a 3-0 series lead in the first round to the cross-state rival Los Angeles Kings, who would go on to win the Stanley Cup (2014).
    It took the franchise 25 years to make their first Stanley Cup Finals appearance (2016).

Why they might not be annoying:

    Their team somehow owes their existence to the Cleveland Barons. The Baron's ownership ended their merger with the Minnesota North Stars to form them.
    George and Gordon were allowed to take some players from the North Stars organization for their San Jose club.
    Coach Kevin Constatine brought a 'defense first' style of play when hired in 1993.
    As the 8th seed in the 1994 hockey playoffs, they beat the 1st seed Detroit Red Wings, which was also their first post season playoff appearance.
    They were the first NHL team to have a website, which was launched on March 17, 1995.

Credit: His Name is Robert

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Year In Review:

    In 2021, Out of 19 Votes: 94.74% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 7 Votes: 28.57% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 1151 Votes: 49.78% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 741 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 16 Votes: 12.50% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 185 Votes: 56.76% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 29 Votes: 44.83% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 10 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 28 Votes: 46.43% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 305 Votes: 51.80% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 131 Votes: 54.96% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 47 Votes: 65.96% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 65 Votes: 44.62% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 109 Votes: 70.64% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 130 Votes: 70.0% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 254 Votes: 67.72% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 268 Votes: 66.42% Annoying