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San Jose Sharks: the numbers behind Tomas Hertl’s struggles

Tomas Hertl On Thursday, the San Jose Sharks assigned center Tomas Hertl to the Worcester Sharks, their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate. During the 2013-2014 season, Hertl was an impenetrable force. He scored four goals against the New York Rangers and led rookies with 15 goals by mid-December. However, a knee injury on Dec. 19, 2013 forced him out of the lineup until April...
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Sharks’ Tomas Hertl All Smiles Even After Taking Puck To Face (Photo)

The world would be a better place if everyone was always as happy as Tomas Hertl. The San Jose Sharks center proved after Monday’s game against the Winnipeg Jets that the smile plastered on his face might actually be permanent. While sitting on the bench during the third period, the young star was struck in the face by teammate Logan Couture’s clearing attempt, forcing Hertl...
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Tomas Hertl’s adorable intermission interview

Tomas Hertl has one of the best personalities in hockey and it’s always a joy to hear him interviewed. Try not to smile as he describes the action during the intermission between the Sharks and Predators. His comment about how happy he is to score because “not too many goals this year,” is tremendous. (H/T Reddit Hockey)
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December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Sharks Injury Update: Hertl injures knee at development camp

According to NBC Sports's Mike Halford, San Jose Sharks forward Tomas Hertl has a minor tweak to his previously injured knee following Tuesday's development camp.Getty ImagesHertl had originally been hurt following a knee-on-knee hit with Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown in December. The hit resulted in surgery for the 20-year-old, forcing his rookie season to an early end...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Tomas Hertl calls out Don Cherry in new interview

Very few people south of the Canadian border hold Don Cherry in high esteem; most people that I know north of it just kind of tolerate him because he’s been on TV for 700 years and is an institution. His clothing choices are questionable, but his comments on European hockey players may be worse. If you look up “jingoistic” or “xenophobic” in the dictionary, both entries...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Biggest letdown in sports history? The story of the San Jose Sharks

It takes a special kind of talent to do what the San Jose Sharks have done this season. As one KNBR 680 host put it, “they give  out the Stanley Cup every year, but only four teams in NHL history have blown a 3-0 series lead”. At this point I have reached a new low in being a Sharks fan, a low that I almost hit in 2010 when the Sharks almost managed to blow a 3-0 series lead...
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Sharks Rookie Tomas Hertl In Awe Of Dave & Busters, Wins ‘Despicable Me’ Stuffed Animals

Tomas Hertl just wants to have fun. The San Jose Sharks rookie forward rose to national fame when he scored four goals against the New York Rangers back in October and continued his stellar play until he underwent major knee surgery in December, which sidelined him until the end of the regular season. Despite his status as a premier rookie, Hertl is as humble as it comes. The youthful...
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Sharks' forward Tomas Hertl expected to begin skating soon to rehab knee injury

Tomas Hertl was San Jose's star rookie, on his way to a possible Calder nomination until his season was derailed by a knee injury. But, Hertl is now one step closer in his rehab process.San Jose general manager Doug Wilson stated that Hertl, who has been out of action since December 19st, may start skating soon, according to Comcast Sportsnet.Hertl hurt his right knee after receiving...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Rookie star Hertl to miss a month due to knee surgery

San Jose Sharks rookie phenom Tomas Hertl is going to have knee surgery and will miss more than a month before returning to the lineup. Word from #SJSharks is that Tomas Hertl will undergo surgery next week and that means he's out longer than a month.— David Pollak (@PollakOnSharks) December 23, 2013 Hertl’s injury occurred last Thursday when he was kneed by Los Angeles Kings...
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

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