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Fear The Fin Jul 6, 2016

2015-16 Season in Review: Tomas Hertl

Tomas Hertl and the Sharks found new life when the Czech forward moved back to the position he began his career in teal. Tomas Hertl’s first season under Peter DeBoer began in a position the San Jose Sharks envisioned when they drafted the Czech forward in 2012: centering his own line. Through the early part of the season, Hertl manned the middle in his drafted position, centering the third line to start the year, and the second as Logan Couture missed significant time thanks to injuries. But, near the midpoint of the season, Pete DeBoer moved Hertl to the wing on the top line alongside...

Hertl, Sharks see new deal as a step toward better days

The Sharks made official Thursday a deal that had been reported earlier in the week, signing pending restricted-free-agent forward Tomas Hertl to a two-year contract worth a reported $6 million, keeping one of the team’s top young players in the fold as the Sharks try to build on last season’s trip to the Stanley Cup Finals. Hertl, 22, is coming off his best season as a pro, having recorded career highs with 21 goals and 25 assists in 81 games. The Sharks’ 2012 first-round pick thrived when moved to the top line with Joe Thornton and Joe Pavelski in the middle of the season — he had...

Sharks' Tomas Hertl happy with deal, says he'll be ready for season

Tomas Hertl has officially signed his bridge contract with the Sharks that will pay him $6 million over the next two seasons. It won’t be long before Hertl and the Sharks re-enter negotiations for a longer contract that could make… Continue Reading → The post Sharks' Tomas Hertl happy...
Fear The Fin Jun 30, 2016

Sharks confirm Tomas Hertl extension, forward won’t need surgery

The Sharks confirmed the Tomas Hertl extension this morning and also gave an update on the forward’s health. Doug Wilson previously said it was Hertl’s knee that kept him out of the last four games of the Stanley Cup Final but wasn’t sure if the forward would need surgery. Thankfully we can cross that concern off the list. According to Friend of the Blog Kevin Kurz, Hertl will not need surgery. Hertl says he doesn’t need surgery on the right knee. Still in SJ now, leaving for Czech Republic soon #SJSharks— Kevin Kurz (@KKurzCSN) June 30, 2016 Hertl may miss the World Cup of...
Fear The Fin Jun 30, 2016

The Daily Chum: Tomas Hertl must be always

I wasn’t exactly concerned about Tomas Hertl’s ongoing contract negotiations with the Sharks, but I’ll admit to breathing a sigh of relief when I saw Friend of the Blog Kevin Kurz’s tweet on Wednesday afternoon. Hertl will be a Shark for at least the next two seasons, and when this contract expires he’ll still be a restricted free agent. Yes, the deal is a good one for the Sharks, likely due to Hertl’s knee injuries. We still don’t know the full extent of the damage done to his knee in game two of the Stanley Cup Final and likely won’t until he’s on the road to recovery....

Sharks' Tomas Hertl reportedly agrees to two-year, $6 million deal

The Sharks crossed off a major item on their offseason to-do list Wednesday by reportedly agreeing to terms with Tomas Hertl on a two-year contract extension worth $6 million. TSN’s Bob McKenzie first reported the terms of the deal, which… Continue Reading → The post Sharks' Tomas...
San Jose Mercury News Jun 29, 2016

TSN report: Sharks give Tomas Hertl two-year deal

Tomas Hertl was San Jose's top restricted free agent.
Fear The Fin Jun 29, 2016

Tomas Hertl signs two year extension with San Jose Sharks

Tomas Hertl signed a two year extension worth a total of $6 million with the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday. The 22-year-old forward, coming off his third NHL season, tallied a career-high 47 points. It was his second full season of action as he missed more than half of his rookie campaign to a knee injury. TSN’s Bob McKenzie first reported the extension. This is a great deal for the Sharks as they get Hertl for another two years at a very reasonable cap hit. Expect the forward to get a pay raise following the 2017-18 season, but for now the Sharks have some cap flexibility. Hertl’s...

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