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04-22-2012, 03:58 AM
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Tarasenko was considered the next best talent after Hall and Seguin in his draft class. He dropped purely due to the Russian factor (the heritage of guys like Filatov and Zherdev and Radulov) because teams started to get wary. You can't miss with a top-ten pick or it hurts. Talent-wise he's right there with the top picks of his class, and that's why we were all so excited when the Blues drafted him.

Like rumrokh said, though, it takes much more than talent to succeed in the top professional league.

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