Thread: Value of: Tarasenko to NJ
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10-10-2012, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by AfroThunder396 View Post
Just curious: What do Blues fans expect Tarasenko's production to be in his rookie year? Are we talking....40 points? 50? 60? Assume a full 82 game season.
Probably around 50. If he got 55, I would consider it a very successful season. I think it's reasonable to think he can get about 25 goals and 25 assists, give or take a couple. He will be playing with Steen and McDonald, and the 3 of them all play a style that fits perfectly with each other.

I think he has the potential to have a bigger rookie season like Bobby Ryan had, but it probably isn't likely. In future seasons, I expect him to have production on par with Ryan.

We may have a defensive oriented system, but when we have McDonald and Perron healthy and in the lineup, we produce like a top 10 offensive team, so it's not like Tarasenko will be hindered by our system.

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