Is Tomas Hertl the next big thing?
That having been said, I saw a lot of people talking about someone named Tomas Hertl on Twitter, and I was compelled to check it out.
It turns out that this kid is pretty damn awesome, and had a hell of a game last night for the Sharks against the Rangers.
The 19-year old rookie had 4 goals, including one ridiculous crossover that was one of the most incredible goals I've ever seen, leading the Sharks to a 9-2 victory.
Check it out:
Now, this might be an overreaction, but I'm wondering if some true hockey fans can chime in and let me know: Is this guy the next big thing?
He has 6 goals and an assist through three games, and has recorded at least one point in all 3 games. He's only 19, and I understand that 3 games is an absurdly small sample size, but he was the 17th overall pick in the draft and now he's making good players look ridiculous.
Is he really this good? Or is it just a several-game aberration?