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Hertl Got “Leaner” Over Summer, Shares Kaut Reaction



Tomas Hertl joins the San Jose Hockey Now Podcast!

But before we get to Hertl Power (1:15:00), Keegan and Sheng preview the San Jose Sharks’ Rookie Faceoff roster (1:48) and John McCarthy’s first media availability since Martin Kaut’s accusations.

In honor of the Rookie Faceoff, we formed two all-time San Jose Sharks prospects teams (7:10), the Most Disappointing Sharks Prospects and the Most Surprising, complete with recollections from a lot of fun archival sources.

Pat Fallon (9:47), Teemu Rihijarvi (13:10), Nikolay Goldobin (17:50), Jeff Jillson (22:04), Mirco Mueller (27:45), and Ben Gaudreau (35:15) “headline” one team.

We also touch on some dishonorable mentions (39:26).

Joe Pavelski (46:16), Ryane Clowe (49:10), Kevin Labanc (51:18), Justin Braun (57:17), Jason Demers (59:15), and Evgeni Nabokov (1:02:37) highlight a team of the positive.

And of course, there are honorable mentions (1:05:05)!

Speaking of a prospect who did not disappoint, Tomas Hertl (1:15:00)!

Hertl says he got “leaner” over the summer (1:16:23). He also talked about putting too much pressure on himself last year, and how being more confident makes you faster too.

Hertl shares his reaction to the Martin Kaut situation (1:19:38) and the Erik Karlsson trade (1:21:00).

Hertl talks about his patience level with the San Jose Sharks’ rebuilding process (1:22:07). He thinks they can “be secretly good” up front.

He finally shares some observations about the Captain’s Skates (1:25:01).

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