Vladimir Tarasenko (NHL) Discussion Thread (IV)
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01-22-2013, 12:07 AM
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I agree with this assessment. Hitch's system is a smothering machine when it's running on all cylindars. This season, it will be more effective than last, with the forwards being significantly faster (adding Tarasenko and Schwartz-dropping some age, and having remaining older players play less, and the younger defencemen are more experienced and stronger). And adding Tarasenko and Schwartz and Cole, and having the other young forwards and offensive defenceman continuing to progress in their passing and shooting, the team's offence should be greatly improved (that should also include their shootout performance).
The Blues will almost always get a LOT more shots on goal and scoring chances than their opposition. They also have better overall goaltending than most of the other teams. With all that working for them in most games, they're likely to win a LOT of games.
No doubt. Love having Frank, Jaden and Ian over Carlo, Arnott and Langs (sorry Langs, but the kids are just faster) Major upgrade IMO.
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