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LadyStanley 01-15-2013 06:06 PM

George Gund III (founder/original owner of San Jose Sharks) dead at 75

Lots of tweets too.

sjsharkie 3:49pm via Twitter for iPhone Sad for the loss of a great man, friend and boss, without whom there would be no San Jose Sharks! Thank you George. pic.twitter.com/6mXGbOS6

Bakes_Jamie13 11:49am via web
Sad news to hear about the passing of George Gund. He was a good man and owner who truly loved hockey. Rest in Peace George.

Neil Smith ‏@nycneil
George Gund III did an enormous amount for USA hockey and will be very, very sadly missed.

LadyStanley 01-15-2013 06:07 PM

PollakOnSharks 3:55pm via Web #SJSharks say players will wear helmet decals "GGIII" this season in honor of original owner George Gund III, who died Tuesday at 75.

(Guess there might also be a moment of silence next Thursday at season opener)

Shape 01-15-2013 06:19 PM

'win it for george!'

Thanks for the Sharks, George. RIP.

Nighthock 01-15-2013 06:26 PM

Thank you, George ... THANK YOU


(still the coolest eyebrows I have ever seen)


LadyStanley 01-15-2013 06:40 PM

PollakOnSharks 4:29pm via Web The "GGIII" helmet decals will switch to jersey patches at some point to honor George Gund III, #SJSharks original owner who died at 75.

nycneil 4:37pm via Web
I had the pleasure of spending time with George Gund III on many occasions. Funny, generous, kind, giving are four words that come to mind.

jclark5000 01-15-2013 06:47 PM

Sucks that he had to witness another lockout before passing. :(
Thank you for this organization and R.I.P George Gund III

WTFetus 01-15-2013 06:56 PM

Is it just me, or does the article title "Sharks' original owner Gund dies" seem really blunt? Don't media reports/articles usually use euphemisms like "passes away"?

LadyStanley 01-15-2013 07:15 PM


The Nemesis 01-15-2013 07:28 PM

Terrible to hear. I owe him a lot more than most people living in BC. Thanks for giving me a team to cheer for and the resultant great group of people I've met through HF.


Originally Posted by WTFetus (Post 57649641)
Is it just me, or does the article title "Sharks' original owner Gund dies" seem really blunt? Don't media reports/articles usually use euphemisms like "passes away"?

I'll make sure that the article about you says "WTFetus: He dead, yo." :sarcasm:

EC09 01-15-2013 07:33 PM

RIP. Thanks for helping to save basketball in Cleveland.

LadyStanley 01-15-2013 07:34 PM

NHL Tonight included a segment (with video of him dropping puck between Marleau and Rangers' Drury) on his death.

LadyStanley 01-15-2013 07:44 PM

Sharks (re-)posted video from George's induction into the San Jose Sports Hall of Fame

LadyStanley 01-15-2013 07:56 PM

sharkvoice 4:54pm via Twitter for iPhone George Gund was a friend of hockey and a friend of mine. We will miss him. sjsa.org/hall_of_fame/b

Sharks family mourns the death of George Gund

bluefunnel 01-15-2013 08:22 PM

Sad to hear.

He brought something very special to a lot of us and that will always be appreciated.

LadyStanley 01-15-2013 08:26 PM

Jeremy_Roenick 6:06pm via Twitter for iPhone It's a sad day in Hockey. Thanks to George Gund for bringing hockey to Northern Cali. #SanJoseSharks Thanks for all you did for Hockey! RIP

LadyStanley 01-15-2013 08:43 PM

AP story

Sports Xchange


sturm_und_drang 01-15-2013 09:28 PM

Thank you George!
He was so open and approachable, I always said "thank you" when I saw him at games, he always said "thank you" back with that great big smile of his - I'll miss seeing him around.

USF Shark 01-15-2013 10:26 PM

so sad to hear this. RIP :(

LadyStanley 01-15-2013 11:37 PM

Purdy column on Gund

LadyStanley 01-15-2013 11:48 PM

9modano 9:43pm via Twitter for iPhone Our thoughts are with George Gund and his family.. My first owner with the Minnesota north stars..

Grave 01-15-2013 11:58 PM

Rest in peace George. Thank you for all the good you did in and outside of hockey.

Eid Ma Clack Shaw 01-15-2013 11:58 PM

Rest in peace. Definitely wouldn't have been a team in San Jose without him. I never met the man, but you get the general sense that he gave a crap about the sport unlike most owners involved with this league. Won't be forgotten.

ErnieLeafs 01-16-2013 12:13 AM

Just came to extend my sympathies to you fans, and your organization.

After the Leafs, I'm a big Sharks fan. SJ is my team in the west, and always has been. George Gund III will be missed.

slocal 01-16-2013 12:56 AM

He gave us the Sharks and for that I will be forever grateful. RIP, George.

Mafoofoo 01-16-2013 01:07 AM

RIP George, thanks for bringing hockey to the Bay.

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