Thread: Value of: Tarasenko to NJ
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10-11-2012, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by apice3 View Post
I like Tarasenko's game but I do not see him scoring 40 points in his rookie year in the NHL. There's so much more physicality, blocked shots, and the defense and goaltending are miles ahead.

Tarasenko is going to look like a fish out of water for the first few months. I think he'll eventually get it, but no way is his experience going to translate in the NHL quickly. He'd be better off with a year in the AHL, IMO.
You may see Rinne playing right now. I mean he doesn't look as elite goaltender at all... But I doubt Tarasenko will score 40 goals in his first season as well. There won't be more than 60 games this season, and 40 goals in 60 games for a rookie is very unlikely.

Ah, sorry, it was 40 points... Well, I think he can score 40 points even in 60 games.

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