Tomas Hertl’s idol Jaromir Jagr has a ton of qualities hockey players try to mimic. From his heavy shot to his work ethic which never seems to quit regardless of his age, Jagr’s skills have produced a career which can be labeled as one of the best in the NHL. Many players have tried to copy Jagr’s style because they want to copy his success, but Hertl has a slightly different answer as to why his game is modeled after the 42-year-old veteran.
San Jose's Tomas Hertl on his idol Jaromir Jagr: "I try to play the same style because I have the same big ass."
— Tom Gulitti (@TGfireandice) October 18, 2014
Take note, young hockey players. Don’t mimic your game after a star based on their success. Base it off of what they have in the trunk.