1999-2000 Sharks Year in Review

For your amusement, my year end evaluation of the Sharks… From: Chuq Von Rospach It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… No, it was simply the strangest of times… What a year. It was a year that saw major changes to the Sharks, some amazing highs, far too many frustrating lows, and as typical of the Sharks, a strong finish to leave us with a lot less to gripe about than we figured we’d have in January. The goals for the team going into the season? 90 points (old style points; works to about 94 points new style) and the playoffs. The reach goal? Home ice advantage in the playoffs. The results? 87 points, 8th seed in the playoffs, an upset victory against the Presidents Cup Blues, and a five game loss to Dallas in the second round with key players injured — a competitive second round, but still a loss. Mike Ricci and Brad Stuart up for major awards, some of the first major league awards with Sharks nominated. If I’d said we were going to make the 2nd round and lose to Dallas in September, most of this list would have been thrilled. Somewhere along the way, however, I think most of us came to the belief that this team was capable of more. And I think we’re right. The only thing...

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