So Long Selanne

San Jose’s Teemu Selanne made what I consider to be a big deal about staying with the Sharks right at the trade deadline. He wouldn’t waive his no-trade clause, presumably because he liked playing with the Sharks.
Cue the JAWS music…
Selanne decided not to exercise the player option on his contract.
Slowly but surely all players of any sort of note are leaving San Jose. Vincent Damphousse has until June 30 to let the Sharks know if he’s picking up his player’s option.
San Jose, man. They started the season with everyone saying they were going all the way to the Cup. Now, as the season ends, they’re looking like the West Coast branch of the Pittsburgh Penguins.