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REPORT: Hertl Unsure If Sharks Want Him to Stay — Or If He Wants to Stay

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A couple days ago, San Jose Hockey Now reported that there had been no serious contract discussions between impending UFA Tomas Hertl and the San Jose Sharks.

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A source told SJHN: “Nobody is talking to him yet.”

Hertl essentially confirmed that in an interview with iDNES.cz yesterday.

“I also haven’t gotten any indication that they would like me to stay,” Hertl said, as translated by The Athletic. “No one ever knows what the bosses are thinking. I’m trying not to think about it.”

Hertl added: “I wonder if San Jose will want to re-sign me, and if I’ll want to stay there. I don’t want to think about it so it doesn’t negatively affect me. I’ll start the season and see how it turns out.”

Add another layer of uncertainty to San Jose Sharks training camp, set to begin on September 22nd. There are already a million questions swirling around Evander Kane and whether he’ll still be on the roster: Will the NHL find that Kane gambled on Sharks games? Has the locker room turned against Kane so much, coming back would be impossible for him anyway?

Now, add Hertl: Do the San Jose Sharks, two years out of the playoffs, want to commit long-term to the veteran center? Does he even want to stay?

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[…] A source told SJHN: “Nobody is talking to him yet.” Hertl essentially confirmed that in an interview with iDNES.cz yesterday. “I also haven’t gotten any indication that they would like me to stay,” Hertl said, as translated by The Athletic. “No one ever knows what the bosses are thinking. I’m trying not to think about it.” (San Jose Hockey Now) […]

[…] UFAs in the class of 2022 if he gets there. And it sounds like he might. Hertil confirmed that he hasn’t been contacted by the team to begin contract talks. He’d be a popular player at the NHL trade deadline were Hertl on the […]

[…] REPORT: Hertl Unsure If Sharks Want Him to Stay — Or If He Wants to Stay […]

[…] Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now: A source on Hertl contract talks: “Nobody is talking to him yet.” […]

[…] Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now: A supply on Hertl contract talks: “No one is speaking to him but.” […]

kasper_tk

serious question because I do not know too much about the Sharks front office and don’t really have a good understanding of how they operate: why wouldnt they at least be talking to Hertl? is there a reason they would not keep the line of communication open? he has been a franchise cornerstone and is amazing when he goes into beast mode, I don’t get it.

[…] Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now: A supply on Hertl contract talks: “No one is speaking to him but.” […]

[…] San Jose: Last week, I put Tomas Hertl on the NHL trade watchlist for the Pittsburgh Penguins or any team who may want to refresh their middle. Yesterday, Hertl confirmed the San Jose Sharks have not yet reached out to begin contract talks. Hertl is unsure if the Sharks want him to stay or if he wants to stay… […]

[…] REPORT: Hertl Unsure If Sharks Want Him to Stay — Or If He Wants to Stay […]

[…] Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now: A supply on Hertl contract talks: “No person is speaking to him but.” […]

[…] Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now: A source on Hertl contract talks: “Nobody is talking to him yet.” […]

[…] San Jose: Last week, I put Tomas Hertl on the NHL trade watchlist for the Pittsburgh Penguins or any team who may want to refresh their middle. Yesterday, Hertl confirmed the San Jose Sharks have not yet reached out to begin contract talks. Hertl is unsure if the Sharks want him to stay or if he wants to stay… […]

[…] Sheng Peng of San Jose Hockey Now: A source on Hertl contract talks: “Nobody is talking to him yet.” […]

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