Monday, July 02, 2018

Sharks Also Re-Up Hertl

The San Jose Sharks were not done after re-signing Joe Thornton, they also re-signed restricted free agent Tomas Hertl to a new 4-year, $22.5 million deal on Monday, bringing back the slick scoring Czech winger for another spin and three more on top.

The Sharks have now set up the better part of their core players with the two signings on Monday and then it will be more about sorting out their depth, both up front and on the blueline moving forward.

Hertl will be a welcomed addition back on the roster, since he posted 22 goals and 46 points in 79 games for the club, which ranked him 6th on the team in pool scoring, 120th among all forwards and there still seems like there is more to come out of him.

There's lots to like about the top half of this Sharks lineup, as you can see below, they have lots of firepower to spare up top, but the team's success could hinge on how well their depth comes along.  There's potential there too,

Forwards Cap Defense Cap Goalies Cap
Evander Kane 7.000 Brent Burns 8.000 Martin Jones 5.750
Logan Couture 6.000 Marc-Edouard Vlasic 7.000 Aaron Dell 1.900
Joe Pavelski 6.000 Justin Braun 3.800
Tomas Hertl 5.625 Brenden Dillon 3.270
Joe Thornton 5.000 Jeremy Roy 0.828
Melker Karlsson 2.000 Tim Heed 0.650
Joonas Donskoi 1.900 Joakim Ryan 0.650
Dylan Gambrell 0.925
Antti Suomela 0.925
Timo Meier 0.894
Maxim Letunov 0.834
Rourke Chartier 0.703
Marcus Sorensen 0.700
Barclay Goodrow 0.650

The Sharks now have a shade over $73 million committed to the lineup above, leaving them about $6.5 million left to play with.  Forward Chris Tierney is still on the list of free agents to sign, but he's a restricted free agent, so there isn't quite a push there yet.

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