The Sharks quickly are approaching 30 years of existence, and still have yet to retire their first jersey number.
It’s not that they can’t, or won’t honor any individuals in the near future. Only that we don’t know where the bar is set. What level of qualifications does it take to have your name and number permanently enshrined in the rafters at SAP Center?
There also is the matter of who will get this franchise honor first, and should it be chronological? We’ll leave those aspects for a different time, and move on to a much greater hypothetical.