Thread: Value of: Tarasenko to NJ
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10-09-2012, 07:41 PM
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I don't see what's invalid about saying that Tarasenko hasn't played in the NHL yet. He hasn't. He probably will be very successful, but until he enters the league and actually performs up to the level his talent promises, he's not proven. His skill is obvious, but his ability to thrive in the NHL is thus far unproven. Skilled players have washed out before, and inevitably some will in the future too.

The trick is to identify the skilled guys who will be successful beforehand, and the Blues believe they have done so with Tarasenko. That's why they value him highly and don't want to trade him. But because he isn't proven, other teams won't be willing to meet the Blues' high valuation of him, resulting in the Blues valuing him much higher than any other team does. Guys like that don't get traded. Simple as that.

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