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San Jose Sharks Acrylic Hockey Display Cases
Show your special hockey souvenirs off in style with our San Jose Sharks Display Cases. Each of our acrylic cases has an engraved San Jose Sharks logo on them and has been designed to hold and protect your favorite hockey pucks, helmets, jerseys and caps.
History Of The San Jose Sharks
The Oakland Coliseum led to the establishment of the San Jose Sharks. The arena was home to the California Golden Seals from 1967 to 1976 until they relocated in Cleveland to become the Barons in 1976 and eventually merged with the Minnesota North Stars in 1978. Minority owners of the Seals in 1974 were California businessmen Gordon and George Gund III. While Oakland had no NHL team, a group led by Howard Baldwin who had previously owned the Hartford Whalers, was trying to encourage the NHL to return to the area by awarding a NHL franchise. The league awarded the Gunds with the franchise to play in the Bay Area if they would sell their share of the North Stars to Baldwin and his partners.
A name-the-team contest generated over five thousand different names with the ‘Blades’ winning until the Gunds expressed concern over the name having the potential of being associated in a negative light in reference to weapons. They decided to solve the issue by naming the team with the runner-up selection which happened to be ‘Sharks.’
Oddly enough, the team was not the only one based in the area to use the name. When the WHA formed in 1972 a San Francisco franchise was awarded and it was called the Sharks. Financial issues ensued prior to the team operations starting and the franchise was re-awarded. The new team would be the Quebec Nordiques. Another WHA franchise was awarded in the state of California and they were known as the Los Angeles Sharks.
The team colors are Pacific teal, black, white and burnt orange and the Sharks play in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference.
There have been a number of key players who have been part of the Sharks team and they include Joe Thornton (2005-present), Evgeni Nabakov (1999-2010), Patrick Marleau (1997-present), Jonathan Cheechoo (2002-2009) and Owen Nolan (1995-2003).
The San Jose Sharks have yet to win a Stanley Cup but they have won a Presidents' Trophy (2008-2009) and 6 Division Championships.