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Yearbook 1993-94

Yearbook 1993-94

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NHL TEAMS & STATISTICS

SAN JOSE SHARKS

The San Jose Sharks were the worst second-year team in league history last season. It was truly a season of turmoil on and off the ice. The three-headed management team of George Kingston, Dean Lombardi and Chuck Grillo was a disaster that resulted in Kingston’s firing at season’s end. Kevin Constantine takes over as coach and Lombardi and Grillo have more defined roles. The Sharks slipped from 17 wins and 39 points in 1991-92 to just 11 victories and 24 points. In their defense, they were bitten by the injury bug, losing young guns Pat Fal-loon and Sandis Ozolinsh. 1992-93 record: 11-71-2, last in Smythe, 23rd overall, missed playoffs. Three pivotal factors: 1. Offensive production. Only the expansion Ottawa Senators scored fewer goals than the Sharks’ total of 218. Falloon was being counted on for…

NHL TEAMS & STATISTICS

ONTARIO HOCKEY LEAGUE

FEATURES

THE COLOR OF MONEY IS GOAL-DEN

On a hot summer day in July, Brett Hull stops by a construction site in St. Louis to check out his handiwork. Wearing a hard hat and protective glasses, Hull tours the Kiel Center, the 18,500-seat home of the St. Louis Blues that is rising on the site of the old Kiel Auditorium in downtown St. Louis. The Blues plan to move into their lavish new home midway through the 1994-95 season. “In a year or so, we’re going to have a beautiful new building,” Hull says, surveying the scene. “It’s really nice to see how it all fits together. It’s going to be a great, great building.” Hull ceremoniously kicked off the project last December, when he fired a puck from a platform through a painting of a net, just before the…

NHL TEAMS & STATISTICS

WESTERN HOCKEY LEAGUE