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Shark Hug From Fans

from Darren Eliot of Sports Illustrated,
The San Jose Sharks' story this season is compelling on so many levels that it's tough to know where to begin. With the top four seeds falling in the first round in the Western Conference, the Sharks have home ice in this round against the Edmonton Oilers and the conference final should they advance. That is no small advantage. The patrons of the Shark tank engage in game proceedings in as loud a fashion as any in the entire league. Maybe that is the starting point in all of this. The Sharks are this community's team. When they joined the league in the fall of 1991, some wondered about the viability of a franchise set in Northern California. But even through the lean early years, the fans embraced the Sharks.

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