NHL Rumour Report: Tomas Hertl trade chatter ramps up

Rumours continue to swirl around the Sharks star forward Tomas Hertl.

- Though talks between the Sharks and Tomas Hertl's representation remain ongoing, there's a growing sense that the star centerman could soon be placed on the trade block ahead of the deadline.
- Contract negotiations are believed to have stalled, with Hertl reportedly unwilling to take a discount to remain in San Jose. Some believe Hertl's preference is to explore the free agent market and may not be as dead set on staying in San Jose as players often are. With just weeks before the deadline, something has to give.

- Few forwards could have as big an impact on a team's playoff fortunes as the 28 year old pivot. With the Sharks own playoff hopes all but extinguished, Hertl is bound to be front and center in rental market trade chatter.

- Though no team has been directly linked to Hertl thus far, that's about to change. Many of the teams linked to top forwards such as Claude Giroux and JT Miller should be in the mix. Stay tuned for updates.
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