How would a Stanley Cup change San Jose? Top 10 reasons NOT to move to San Jose, California. 2 days ago   15:27

Brodie Brazil
Everyone wants the Sharks to win a Cup. But how would San Jose be different, if they did? Here are some thoughts including guest appearances by Randy Hahn, Jamie Baker and Dan Rusanowsky.

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Hypno Fox
Love the sharks
setokaiba991
As a Leafs fan I'm never going to see my hometown team win the Stanley Cup so I'm forced to cheer and root for an external team in the SJ Sharks. Since the Leafs will never win the Stanley Cup my next best option would be to see the Sharks win the Stanley Cup instead. It's better to be a Sharks fan than a Leafs fan. Being a Leafs fan is a miserable, stressful, frustrating and awful experience.
setokaiba991
San Jose will win the Stanley Cup before the Toronto Maple Leafs do.
setokaiba991
San Jose is the only California based team to never win the Stanley Cup. Their neighbours in the LA Kings and Anaheim Ducks already won the Stanley Cup.
jarred marques
I hope Thorton can get his name on that cup. nothing would make me happier at this point
Kingejoe
As a long suffering Capitals fan I can tell you that life after winning the cup is pretty sweet. Im rooting for Jumbo and company to hoist it, long overdue
dibs0equiped
No way Jose
Steve Cropper
Great video Brodie!
dcfog81
I think it's tough to say with regards to growth. In 2016, the Sharks won the Western Conference but were more or less overshadowed by the Warriors having an historic regular season trying to win their second consecutive championship. While I don't think it should be a zero sum game with different sports, it is tough when the national sports media in the US covers the NBA 100x more than the NHL. Unfortunately, the Sharks first Stanley Cup Final game was on the same day as the Warriors playing game 7 of their Western Conference Finals. Plus, it's tough when you're seeing a bunch of empty seats on TV for Sharks playoff games. If I'm being honest, I think the Bay Area media would talk about the Sharks for about a week before moving on to Kevin Durant free agency news and 49ers and Raiders training camps. I really wish it weren't that way, but I believe it to be true.
I think one thing that would change is being in hockey circles especially with fans of other teams. The Sharks are one of the most successful NHL franchises since the day they arrived, but there's always been that "Yeah, but..." hanging over them. No matter what accomplishments you try to name, people always come back with the "Yeah, but...". There really is no response to that. That would really be a huge weight off our shoulders to not have to deal with that anymore.
moonglow630
Let’s hope we find out just awesome it would be this summer!! 🦈🦈🦈🏒🥅
moonglow630
Let’s make it happen!!! I LOVED going to a hockey game in June. THIS IS OUR YEAR!!! 🦈🦈🦈🏒🥅
Above Royalty
Oh man that was hilarious when you trapped yourself talking about super bowl babies!! LOL
Above Royalty
THIRD TIMES A CHARM FOR PETE!! I LIKE THAT BRODIE!! FIRST TIME I HEARD IT!! LETS GO!!
sonictonic
Really enjoyed the video, Brodie! In fact I just (finally) went and subscribed to your podcast on the Apple Podcasts app! GO SHARKS!!!
Evan Escher
Stop jinxing things!
I remember the spring of 2010 very well. The Sharks got swept by the Blackhawks in the WCF on the same day that the Giants got swept by the A's, just after my 13th birthday. I just wanted the Giants to make the playoffs, a WS was far from my mind. Yes, I was a Giants fan back then, times have changed. I have dreamt about a Sharks Stanley Cup for years now. One thing that pissed me off was that KNBR and 95.7 started claiming the Sharks as their team when we made the SCF in 2016, despite talking about them for about 10 minutes total over the last 10 years.
John Doe
Way to snub the 01 and 03 MLS Cup Champions San Jose Earthquakes when listing the major sports teams in the Bay Area.
They call me Jojo
Just keep bringing my hopes up....


I just want the "lol chokers, no cupz!11" chirps to end.
Brodie Brazil
I’m sure everyone noticed the spelling mistake. 😳
Felix Chow
Very interesting video, Brodie. I never grew up in a sports family. I should actually preface my comment even further by saying I'm what we would call an "ABC", or American Born Chinese. Both my parents came over to the U.S. from China. Thus, I was never even born into a sports family. I remember watching a Sharks playoff game in 2010 against the Chicago Blackhawks and was instantly hooked from there. I really came to fall in love with the game over the nine years I've been a Sharks fan and overall hockey fan. I've also tried other sports, but hockey's really the one that did it for me because of so many different reasons.


Now, I'm not a baseball fan but when the Giants won the World Series in ... maybe 2012, I thought it was really cool. I loved seeing the championship parade and just seeing all the fans decked out in Giants gear, and you know, just the overall passion for the San Francisco Giants. I even got a Giants shirt as a bit of a mini-bandwagon myself (didn't really last long).


That being said, as a Sharks fan I obviously also went through years of pain with Sharks Territory, that pain which you briefly talked about. Whether or not the Sharks actually do the thing this year, whether or not this is their year, we don't know yet. But I'm totally with you, Brodie. I feel like the general first emotions will come out if/when the Sharks win hockey's Holy Grail. Fans will be cheering their loudest. Some will be crying happy tears. There's going to be a lot of celebration. But just how big of a celebration is it going to be? We don't know. But I will say this. It's very likely going to be a HELL of a celebration.


As for a Stanley Cup championship helping to grow the game here in the Bay Area, I'm very much inclined to agree with you as much as I very much hope it's true. I'm sure you're very aware of the lack of local Bay Area media coverage about the Sharks. Our friend, AJ, from Teal Town USA has also written about it on the website. They've talked about it ad nauseum on the After Dark postgame shows. I really, really hope a championship really puts the San Jose Sharks on the map in the Bay Area, and it should. That essentially forces those radio stations to talk more about the Sharks and give them much more recognition than they've ever done. How long that would last remains to be seen. However, Bay Area Sharks fans would be having Stanley Cup fever.


By the way, I truly think this could very well be "the year" for the Sharks. They've got such a deep lineup night in and night out. Pavelski's having a big year on the final year of his contract deal. Thornton's playing like he hasn't aged a day over 30. Meier's having himself a year. Obviously Tomas Hertl, so on and so forth, and the defense has held their own. Also, count into the fact that the Sharks were on a roll before their loss against the Panthers, all without one of their best defensemen in Erik Karlsson and one of their best forwards in Evander Kane. With the way they've been playing, with the confidence they've been having collectively as a team, with Pavelski leading the way, this team just feels different this year. This iteration of the San Jose Sharks just feels different.


Of course, when was the last time anyone said that? During the Cup Final run in 2016. Now obviously a lot of things have to go their way (see Vegas' insane puck luck last postseason, and last season in general), and in the playoffs, you never know what's going to happen. But this year, I don't want to jinx it, but it's like you can already taste it.


TL;DR A championship win would most definitely put the Sharks on the map in the Bay Area and grow the game a lot faster in NorCal.
EverythingMax
oof the giants suck go as
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