San Jose Sharks Stanley Cup Betting Odds

San Jose Sharks Stanley Cup Betting Odds

San Jose Sharks Stanley Cup Betting

The San Jose Sharks were not a good team last year and will be worse this year. Long time general manager Doug Wilson has stepped aside after a successful career. Under Wilson, the Sharks were a perennial playoff team and frequent Stanley Cup contender. In another departure of a long-time Shark, defenseman Brent Burns was dealt to the Carolina Hurricanes in a salary cap relief effort. These two moves are symbolic of the changing personality of the Sharks and a long rebuild that lies ahead. Burns ranked as one of the top players on the team, and his departure leaves a huge hole on the ice but also does free up cap space for the rebuild.

San Jose Sharks at a Glance

2022-2023 Stanley Cup Odds: +20000 (Aug, 2022)

Western Conference Odds: +10000 (Aug, 2022)

Last year the San Jose Sharks finished with a record of 32-37-13 to finish 6th in the Pacific Division. San Jose ranked 30th for goal scoring, 22nd for power play efficiency, 21st for goals against, and 2nd for penalty killing. San Jose missed the playoffs for the third consecutive season.

General manager Mike Grier is a former NHL player. He played three seasons for the San Jose Sharks. Grier comes from a fascinating background. His father is a long-time NFL executive working for the Miami Dolphins at age 79. Further, Mike’s brother Chris works as the general manager of the Dolphins. Another family member, Rosey Grier, was a Pro Bowl defensive lineman in the NFL. Grier was named Sharks general manager on July 5, 2022. He is the first black general manager in NHL history.

David Quinn was named Sharks head coach on July 26, 2022, after Bob Boughner was unexpectedly fired. Quinn has experience with rebuilding NHL teams. He was the head coach of the New York Rangers for three seasons, from 2018 through 2021. He posted a record in New York of 96-87-25.

Centre Tomas Hertl has been a Shark for his entire career. He was the 17th overall pick of the 2012 NHL Draft. The native of Prague was a 2020 NHL All-Star. Last year Hertl scored 30 goals to go with 34 assists.

Left wing Timo Meier is coming off a breakout season in 2021-22. Meier scored 35 goals with 41 assists and was an NHL All-Star for the first time.

Goaltender James Reimer is coming off his first season with the Sharks. Reimer posted a .911 save percentage and 2.90 goals against average. Reimer has been in the NHL since 2010-11, starting with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

San Jose Sharks Seasons

2021-22 32-37-13 Did Not Qualify
2020-21 21-28-7 Did Not Qualify
2019-20 29-36-5 Did Not Qualify
2018-19 46-27-9 Lost Conference Finals
2017-18 45-27-10 Lost Second Round
2016-17 46-29-7 Lost First Round
2015-16 46-30-6 Lost Stanley Cup Finals
2014-15 40-33-9 Did Not Qualify
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San Jose Sharks History

Founded in 1991 as the first NHL expansion team since the 1979 NHL-WHA merger, the San Jose Sharks were the league’s second attempt at establishing a foothold in San Francisco Bay area. From the start, the Sharks have been a success. The term “model franchise” is often used in describing the San Jose NHL entry.

Since 1998 the Sharks have missed the playoffs just four times. Their best run was in 2016, when they made it to the Stanley Cup Final after several teams with far better records failed to get there. Top players in Sharks history include Doug Wilson and Owen Nolan, Patrick Marleau, Joe Thornton, and Joe Pavelski.

The Sharks have had good fan support through the years but no margin for error. The San Jose market has endless entertainment options and limitless sports dates available on the calendar. Thus, the pressure is always on to win. Patches of empty seats have started to show at home games and serve as a warning of what will happen if San Jose doesn’t start winning again soon.

The Sharks have played at the SAP Center since 1993. Commonly referred to as “The Shark Tank,” the SAP Center boasts one of the loudest crowds in hockey. Fan loyalty will be tested this year with a continuing rebuild.

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