All-star Timo Meier and the rest of the Sharks have kept bettors interested by staying competitive.
San Jose Sharks Franchise History
The Sharks’ first season came back in 1991 in a year when they were the National Hockey League’s only expansion team.
San Jose made back-to-back Conference Semifinals appearances in its third and fourth seasons, but it didn’t make it past that point until a decade after its inception.
In 2004, the Sharks made their first of five Conference Finals appearances. Unfortunately, they were downed by Calgary and denied a chance at the Stanley Cup Final.
Nine playoff appearances and two more Conference Finals chances later, San Jose got over the proverbial hump and reached the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in franchise history in 2016.
Still, the Sharks couldn’t capture their first title as they fell to Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins, the same team that would win the following year.
Betting on the San Jose Sharks in California
As it stands, sports betting is illegal in California. There are, however, plenty of supporters who remain hopeful that 2022 will be the year that the Golden State legalizes sports betting in some capacity.
For California, as is the case with many US states, the reality of legal sports betting seems much more likely than not. The biggest questions at this point are when and how.