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Field of Links: Hertl Power and the most epic GIFs and links of the day

Oct 9, 2013, 9:05 AM PDT

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

After a gut-wrenching loss by the Oakland Athletics in Detroit, the San Jose Sharks soothed the vicious sting with an epic 9-2 win over the Rangers. Tomas Hertl, 19, doesn’t even own a car, but he drove the Sharks’ offense.

The 17th overall pick in the 2012 draft became a household name by scoring four goals on Tuesday night at the Shark Tank.

Fans in teal are feeling the Hertl Power.

Hertl has six goals in the past two games. He already had a hat trick when he scored this unreal between the legs goal. The kid is just showing off at this point.


Hockey fans and Hertl’s teammates alike were left dazzled by his performance. According to Elias Sports Bureau, Hertl became the youngest player to score four goals in a game since Jimmy Carson in 1988.  Our Sharks Insider Kevin Kurz notes that Owen Nolan is the only other Sharks player to put four in net in one game.

With Hertl around, this Penguins ice girl would be in serious danger if she worked in San Jose.


Hertl could be the most dangerous man with a hockey stick since Danny Trejo.

Hats off to our links.

Field of Links:

Little Papi hits Big Papi in the little papi? This is the funniest GIF ever.


— The A’s aren’t the only ones with Coliseum lease issues. The Raiders must renegotiate to allow their trip to London.

After a 31-3 loss to the 49ers, an idiotic Texans fan accosted Matt Schaub at his home. CBS in Houston has the scoop:

“A fan went to his house and told him off,” said the source, adding that another person “took pictures of his family,” which were allegedly posted on Facebook. Fortunately, neither Schaub nor anyone in his family was hurt.

— Clay Matthews and his girlfriend have the same hairdo.

This is Sparta! Check out SJSU’s flashy new basketball court design.


This seal’s incredible balance helped escape the jaws of a Great White Shark.

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