The San Jose Sharks are currently one of the best teams in the NHL, which is the main reason they have such a strong following in the Bay area.
Another reason is because they also have one of the best broadcast teams in the league.
Randy Hahn has been a Sharks' play-by-play broadcaster since their inaugural season in 1991, and is now in his 16th season as the sole play-by-play man on the TV side.
His partner, Drew Remenda, has been by his side since 1999. Remenda, a former Sharks assistant coach during the early 90s became the Sharks' color analyst for radio during the mid-90's alongside their great radio play-by-play man, Dan Rusanowsky.
From 1999-2006, the famous pair of Randy and Drew won three Northern California Emmy Awards, one in 1999, 2002 and 2005.
After the 05-06 season, Remenda left for a job with CBC's hockey night in Canada, and the departure was tough for San Jose fans.
But they needed to stop worrying, as their broadcaster would return to his old job after only one season away from his buddy Randy.
The duo has been back together calling Sharks games for a season and a half now, and Sharks fans could not be more entertained while watching their team play.
Not only do the Sharks announcers do a tremendous job of calling the games but they also add a different spice too it that most broadcasters don't have.
They make references to hip-hop songs like "Baby Got Back," they refer to the goal-tender's "meaty-part," they make up sounds, and they even have lucky commando nights with Lucky Charms.
It is difficult to explain a still picture, but the above photo is of former Sharks goal-tender Vesa Toskala who now plays for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
But back in 2006-07, the year Remenda was away from the Sharks, play-by-play man Randy Hahn referred to a shot that hit the post behind Toskala as "Doing."
see the video @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTDW_FvCNoM&feature=related
The photo may be a little hard to see, but it shows the Shark's announcers with a box of Lucky Charms during a game against Columbus in 07-08.
While Randy announces the Sharks are winning because of the Lucky Charms, Drew argues that the Sharks are winning because of the "lucky commando.".
see the video @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkXmzKMDrCM
Another Classic piece from Randy Hahn came last season (07-08) after a Sharks' OT win over the Dallas Stars.
After Joe Thornton mentioned that his captain Patrick Marleau scores goals because he has a big butt, Hahn went one step further in making a pun off the famous hip-hop song "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-a-lot.
see video @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2cZdTwg_Mk&feature=related
Back in their best season yet (2003-2004 when they went to the WCF) the San Jose Sharks played a regular season game against the Chicago Blackhawks which was the setting for arguably the most entertaining segment from the Sharks' broadcasters.
With the Sharks on the penalty kill, goal-tender Evgeni Nabokov took a powerful slap-shot right off the "meaty part of the thigh." I'll say no more and let you enjoy the video @