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Coach Selly
09-24-2012, 07:11
The San Jose Sharks finished the 2011-12 season with arguably the worst prospect pool in the entire NHL. This has been a familiar trend within the Sharks organization over the past few seasons as they have looked to contend in the Western Conference and have sacrificed some of their future to do so. Despite the lack of top-tier talent, the Sharks’ prospect pipeline has become something of a well-oiled machine; year after year lesser known, unheralded players go in, and well-developed, NHL-ready talent comes out. The Sharks head into the 2012-13 season with a strong batch of relative unknowns, hoping to silence the critics.

Here are some of the more intriguing stories heading into the season....



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Top European Prospect
Tomas Hertl, C, HC Slavia Praha (Czech Extraliga)

Not only is Tomas Hertl the top European Prospect for the Sharks, but he is their top prospect period. With Charlie Coyle being traded to the Minnesota Wild last offseason, the Sharks blue chip talent seemed rather non-existent. Enter, Hertl...

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