In an interview before the press conference, Pollak talks with JR about a multitude of things, including his opinion on what to do with the team (not blowing it up, BTW). JR also gave Pollak a note to the fans, which is as follows:
"To all my friends,
"I would like to thank everyone in the Bay Area for two of the best years of my life. When I signed with the Sharks, a lot of people were questioning Doug Wilson’s judgment. I was nervous also. Down on myself and my career, I took one last effort at saving a career I was very proud of.
"Never in my wildest imagination did I ever expect things to be as great as it became for myself and my family here in San Jose.
"I would like to thank the fans for all your support and encouragement you have given me. Everywhere I go there always seems to be a smile and a "we love you."
"I would also like to thank Doug Wilson and the Sharks for allowing me the opportunity to play in such a wonderful city. All of you have given me back my love for the game, my passion, my respectability, my life and for that I thank you from the bottom of my heart.