Originally posted by Garcia:Hertl is f**king amazing.
Wow. No one expected this Im speechless.
Dude is for real, he is the truth. What a performance and start to the season, to cap it all off he has probably what will be the best goal of the year and personally one of the best goals I have seen.
In tracking his development, I knew the guy was really good playing with grown men overseas, but THIS good? No idea. He's playing like he was a Top 5 or Top 3 pick and I'm absolutely loving it.
Can't forget Nieto too. Like I guessed, he would make the team because like Hertl, all the reports stated that the levels they were at simply were no match for them and reportedly these guys were skating circles around the competition. Nieto didn't belong in Worcester. Hertl didn't belong in the overseas league. They both were ready for the NHL (including Hamilton too).
Those three -- "the big three" I called them -- Hertl, Hamilton, Nieto, all had me very hopeful. Now it's turned to full-blown excitement!