Sharks in Prague: Despite Losses, an Unforgettable Experience

Welcome visitor creator Josh Frojelin! Josh is San Diego State University’s Hockey Information Manager. He additionally writes for Fear the Fin, Future Consideration, and the Daily Aztec.

The San Jose Sharks didn’t get started the season how they sought after, losing each video games to the Nashville Predators. However, their keep in Prague as a part of the NHL Global Series was once nonetheless an unforgettable enjoy.

Czech-born avid gamers Tomas Hertl and Radim Simek headlined the staff’s travels in their go back to their house nation. The locals’ first excursion took teammates thru Old Town Prague on Wednesday.

The true headliners, alternatively, have been the all the time trendy Thomas Bordeleau, Nick Cicek, and Jeffrey Viel. Their taste, aided through some filters, seemed very best for a hip-hop album quilt.

Personally, I’m extra in this album’s unencumber than Midnights.

That night time, Hertl handled the San Jose Sharks to dinner. An previous good friend dropped through:

Cech would drop the ceremonial puck earlier than Friday’s night time sport.

Surely dinner was once an expensive tab, however it most probably struggled to make a dent to Hertl’s not too long ago signed $65.1-million contract.

His teammates weren’t letting him break out with out paying!

Even his fellow countryman Simek joked, to Czech media, {that a} billionaire (in Czech koruna) like Hertl may certainly come up with the money for dinner for his associates.

San Jose Sharks president Jonathan Becher toured the Astronomical Clock in Old Town Prague with Sharks enthusiasts. Attached to the Old Town Hall, the clock is the oldest clock nonetheless in operation.

Unfortunately, the clock was once now not in a position for use in any “Timo Time” tweets as Meier was once held goalless over the weekend.

Becher had himself a time, additionally seeing the Dancing House:

On Thursday, the San Jose Sharks and Nashville Predators set out to trade and practiced.

They have been handled to an enormous crowd at O2 Arena, keen to look Hertl and Roman Josi and corporate. Thousands of enthusiasts flocked to look each NHL groups observe forward in their two-game sequence.

‘Can’t Even Wait’: Hertl, Prague Excited to See Each Other Again

Before observe, Hertl went upstairs to hang around with hockey legend Jaromir Jagr.

After that, the San Jose Sharks seemed to focal point at the activity to hand, leaving the sightseeing for any other day.

In his weblog for, defenseman Matt Benning felt the highlights in Prague have been “going for dinner, seeing the crowd react to Tommy [Tomas Hertl] and Simmer [Radim Simek], that was super special”

The Sharks must be about house now, however it was once an unforgettable 4 days in Prague. And after all, fatherland hero Hertl needed to thank his town for the whole lot:


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