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Two days on from his incredible four-goal performance capped with the early frontrunner for goal of the year the hockey world is still buzzing about nineteen-year-old sensation Tomas Hertl. But on Thursday the conversation took a slight turn when Washington Capitals' coach Adam Oates gave voice to a growing crowd of dissenters calling Hertl's move disrespectful.
And that's when Joe Thornton came to Hertl's rescue. Sensing that the conversation was beginning to turn against his linemate the Sharks' captain decided to do his captainly duty Thursday turning the attention away from Tomas Hertl and squarely on himself.
How did he do that? He whipped out one doozy of a quote. From Jason Botchford of The Province:
Hearing a question to Marleau about Hertl and whether he was showboating Thornton said: “Shut up have you ever played the game?”
When the press turned his way he then added:
“I’d have my [rooster] out if I scored four goals. I’d have my [rooster] out stroki...
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Tomas Hertl has received plenty of unnecessary criticism for his nifty fourth goal against the New York Rangers. Apparently some people thought Hertl was showboating when he pulled the puck between his legs and lifted it over Martin Biron. What does Joe Thornton think about the situation? Well, the San Jose forward revealed that if he scored four goals he'd unzip his pants...
According to San Jose Sharks forward Joe Thornton a four goal game deserves a very special kind of celebration.
“I’d have my c— out if I scored four goals. I’d have my c— out, stroking it,”
I guess we might need a little exposition for that quote to make any sense whatsoever.
In case you are one of the select few who haven’t heard the legend of Tomas Hertl, here is...
Keivn Allen of USA TODAY and the president of the Professional Hockey Writers Association, along with Scott Morrison, joined Sportsnet's Hockey Central Show yesterday to discuss the reporting aspect of the 'Joe Thornton quote'.
Mark Spector of Sportsnet with his views on the same subject.
After San Jose Sharks rookie Tomas Hertl scored four goals against the New York Rangers, he drew some criticism for the move he pulled on the fourth goal. Sharks captain Joe Thornton came to his defense and his comments were utterly hysterical.
Hearing a question to Marleau about Hertl and whether he was showboating, Thornton said: “Shut up, have you ever played the game?”...
Teenage Mutant Ninja Hertl.
That’s the nickname that has already earned by San Jose Sharks 19-year-old forward Tomas Hertl, after his blistering start to this fledgling NHL season.
The Czech forward scored four goals (bringing his tally to 6 for the season) against a helpless looking New York Rangers squad last night, with the fourth goal being an absolute beauty. The best part...
This has nothing to do with the Bruins, but is something worth showing and watching if you are a huge hockey fan.Last night the San Jose Sharks ravaged the New York Rangers 9-2 behind 4 goals from 19 year old rookie Tomas Hertl. After last night, Hertl leads the league in goals with 6, pretty amazing for a 19 year old.So here's Hertl's gem and some other great goals over...
You think you’re so cool, Mr. I’m So Good At Hockey.
Last night, the San Jose Sharks defeated the New York Rangers 9-2, and I could have sworn that was a mistake because no team has ever scored more than one goal in the history of the NHL, according to a stat I just made up. But sure enough, the Sharks scored a whopping 9 goals against Rangers goalie Boris Nohands, and the biggest...
Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alex Edler has been suspended three games for an illegal check to the head of San Jose Sharks forward Tomas Hertl.
The NHL made the announcement on Friday. The hit came late in the second period of Vancouver's 4-1 loss to San Jose on Thursday night.
Edler popped Hertl's helmet off as the 19-year-old was reaching for the puck. There was no penalty...
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San Jose Sharks rookie winger Tomas Hertl threw his hat into the ring for goal of the year on Tuesday night with a sensational move against New York Rangers goaltender Martin Biron.
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