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Grier Talks Hertl Trade, Plattner’s Reaction, Excitement for Edstrom (+)



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What a day for the San Jose Sharks!

Love it or hate it, GM Mike Grier had some stones to trade franchise icon Tomas Hertl to the freaking Vegas Golden Knights.

Grier spoke with the media after the conclusion of the Trade Deadline, explaining the rationale of trading Hertl, owner Hasso Plattner’s reaction to the deal, his excitement for David Edstrom, what he would say to angry Sharks fans, how he pushed the organizational philosophy toward a rebuild, the Vitek Vanecek and Klim Kostin acquisitions, and why he didn’t trade Mikael Granlund and company.

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