For the first time since the departure of Greg Jamison nearly two years ago, representatives of the Sharks ownership group are making themselves available to the media for an on-the-record session about the team's operation.
If the question of profits and losses comes up, expect Kevin Compton, the closest person San Jose has to a visible person among the 11 co-owners, to say the team lost in excess of $15 million last season -- a figure he seems to be treating very matter-of-factly and not as something to whine about.
That number, by the way, is significantly higher than the one Jamison would occasionally provide; the team's finances are not open to public examination.
Four more picks follow, one in the fifth round, one in the sixth and two in the seventh.
The price? It'd only be a guess and there are enough others playing that game.