How do you rank the 90s expansion teams that came in between 1991-92 and 1993-94? We have the San Jose Sharks, who came in first as a weird branching off of the Minnesota North Stars, followed by the Tampa Bay Lightning and Ottawa Senators in 1992-93 and then the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and Florida Panthers in 1993-94. All teams have had a fairly uneven history, San Jose was dreadful to start, became a blue collar/Euro underdog team that made the playoffs and pulled off a few upsets, went back in the toilet and then re-emerged as a perennial contender/playoff underachiever. Overall, they've been pretty much near the top of the west for years now but the cup has eluded them. This year they seem to be on a bit of a decline. Tampa Bay: started off very respectably with Brian Bradley and Darren Puppa and the expansion crew the first few years, made the playoffs in 1996 and then went back in the toilet when they moved out some of their young core. They rebuilt with Lecavalier, St. Louis, Richards, Kubina, Khabibulin and Boyle, won a cup in 2004, and then had to strip down after the lockout. In recent years they've retooled and are looking as strong as ever this year. Ottawa: dreadful to start with, built methodically through the draft, built a great young core in the early 2000s, were perennial contenders and a model franchise for player development, suffered some playoff failures and have been on the decline since their finals appearance in 2007. Now they look like they're bottoming out and will rebuild once again. Anaheim: started off decently with Kariya and Selanne leading the way, had a Cinderella cup run in the midst of some lean building years and then Burke came in and sorted out a cup win, followed by a quick decline. Now they're in a retooling mode. Florida: started off very well, achieved a lot of success in the playoffs with a blue collar team and great goaltending, transitioned to a skill team for a short while with the acquisition of Pavel Bure, and then they hit a brick wall. Have suffered a prolonged failed rebuild in the early to mid 2000s, haven't made the playoffs in almost a decade and are probably on the cusp of another total rebuild.