Found October 10, 2013 on NESN.com:
Tomas Hertl had better watch his back. That’s the message Capitals head coach Adam Oates not-so-subtly sent to the Sharks rookie on Thursday, two days after Hertl lit the ice in San Jose on fire with four goals in just his third NHL game. The 19-year-old capped off that historic night by sliding the puck between his legs before beating Rangers goalie Martin Biron on a breakaway, and Oates questioned whether Hertl truly understood the ramifications of pulling such a flashy move. “I’m upset. I was just talking to [Washington general manager] George [McPhee] and he said all the kids do that nowadays, which I understand. But would he have done it on his first goal?” Oates told The Washington Post. “He hasn’t scored yet tonight and he gets a breakaway, is he going to do that on his breakaway? We’ll see. “I think it was a little bit of a mood thing, which I’m sure they talked about, because they didn’t play him after that,” Oates continued. “I’m glad the coach did that because this league
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