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The San Jose Sharks want Tomas Hertl back.

“I expect the San Jose Sharks to circle back around over the next month here and perhaps make an offer to Tomas Hertl,” Pierre LeBrun reported on TSN’s Insider Trading yesterday.

The impending UFA is in the midst of a career goal-scoring campaign — he’s on pace for 43 goals, which would be his first 40-goal season.

Th alternate captain is also well-respected in the locker room and arguably the franchise’s most popular player.

The Sharks themselves, in the midst of a “reset” and not a rebuild, are enjoying a surprise year, hanging on to the last wild card spot in the West.

All in all, a contract offer from the San Jose Sharks to the 28-year-old centerman isn’t a surprise. San Jose Hockey Now noted last Trade Deadline: “A source had previously suggested to SJHN that the Sharks see Hertl as a culture-setter, in the vein of a Couture or a Joe Pavelski.”

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“I love Tomas Hertl,” GM Doug Wilson offered during training camp. “But [a new contract] has to be one of those things that works for everybody.”

Hertl is performing and the San Jose Sharks are winning, but like Wilson noted, it takes two to tango.

Hertl has given every indication — and it’s San Jose Hockey Now’s belief too — that his priority is to win.

“For sure, you’re looking for the place where you can win the most. We are here to win,” Hertl said in camp. “Some guys never play in the playoffs. I can’t even imagine because it’s the best of all hockey.

Hertl Looking for a Reason To Believe?

Do Timo Meier and Erik Karlsson’s renaissance campaigns, William Eklund in the pipeline set the groundwork for a place where Tomas Hertl can win and soon?

That’s an open question: But it’s fair to say that these factors and the potential clearance of Evander Kane’s lucrative contract make winning in San Jose a far more likely proposition than say six months ago.

So what would a Hertl contract offer look like? We speculated on that during the summer, using Sean Couturier’s recent extension as a template.

What Will Hertl’s Next Contract Look Like?

Would Hertl accept such an offer? Will the San Jose Sharks step up to the plate like that?

Stay tuned.

“Now if that [contract offer] does not lead to an extension, you know what I’m going to say next,” LeBrun said. “There may not be a bigger name on the trade bait board than Tomas Hertl.”

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whiskerz

Hertl at 7m would be a steal if he keeps this pace up for next couple seasons. Especially if HRR does as well as projected, the players money owed could well be paid off much sooner than initially expected which would mean a cap jump sooner!

Alaskanice

C’mon DW, make it so.
I truly want Hertl to retire in teal.

Go Sharks!!

dilligaff4444

i love hertl as a personality BUT its not the $ figure its the nmc/ntc in comparison with couturier … i wll be the bad guy and call it out that hertls knees are “not good” (health issue) … his skating now is 1/2 or worse what it was when he entered the league… just looking at statistics for sharks out of 4 recent nmc/ntc contracts in sharks history 2(burns , cooch) have been great and performed post cup run and 2 (piklz and joner) have not performed since the cup run and arguably were the duds that caused us… Read more »

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David Gotlieb

I’m going to guess this contract won’t happen until the all star break. And if it doesn’t happen by that time, it isn’t going to happen.

david barnard

no way he goes for anything under 10% of the cap. LC makes 10.06% of the cap and Hertl is the de facto #1 center on this team. not sure why he’d give the Sharks a big discount, if any. Couturier himself makes over 9.5% of the cap. min. 8Mx8 AAV, but prob more. look for it to have heavy s.bonus (back-loaded) and of course the obligatory DW special NMC.

Ryan M

Sheng – I don’t get it, this isn’t a “report” the Sharks have interest in extending 48. It’s just Pierre LeBrun speculating the Sharks would like to do that after being freed from Kane’s $. He’s not citing any particular source or anything, he’s just sort of saying “they should try to extend Hertl before the deadline “

Ryan M

Fair enough, I guess the only issue I have is using the term “report” to describe what LeBrun commented on. He didn’t say “I have a source in the Sharks war room that says they’re getting a contract offer going for Hertl,” he just said that he expects it will happen. Much in the same way I expect a red light will turn green at some point. And I’m not throwing shade at you, Sheng, you do a SUPERB job covering the team, better than anyone by a mile. Thanks

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