Rookie season not all smiles for Sharks' Hertl, but future is bright
San Jose Sharks forward Tomas Hertl experienced as much success and frustration in his rookie season as some players do in their entire careers, and he took it all in with a huge grin.
“I like smiles. I don’t like boring and crying. I just fun,” said Hertl, a Czech who is still improving his English.
There were no shortage of smiles early in the season when Hertl established himself as a Calder Trophy candidate. He elevated his profile with a four-goal performance against the New York Rangers, and raised eyebrows with his between-the-legs goal in garbage time of that game.… read more