10 Bold San Jose Sharks Predictions for the 2014-15 Season

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1. Tomas Hertl will score 35 goals if he stays healthy

Apr 30, 2014; San Jose, CA, USA; San Jose Sharks center Tomas Hertl (48) shoots the puck against the Los Angeles Kings during the second period in game seven of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at SAP Center at San Jose. The Kings defeated the Sharks 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Last season, Hertl scored 15 goals in only 37 games. If he would have played 80 games he would have scored around 32 goals if he kept that pace up. Assuming he can improve on that mark from last year, it is a very reasonable prediction, right?

Well, before his injury in early December, the -foot-, 210 pound center was one of the hottest players in the league. I am 95% sure, he would not have kept up this pace for the rest of the season. That’s what makes this a bold prediction.