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11-13-2012, 06:48 PM
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Hitch said Tarasenko is 225-230 lbs and is dominating in the 2nd best league in the world
Idk where Hitch got 225. I know he was on the radio when he said that so it was spontaneous but idt he's ever been close to that weight.

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11-13-2012, 09:05 PM
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Idk where Hitch got 225. I know he was on the radio when he said that so it was spontaneous but idt he's ever been close to that weight.


Yeah, it seems high to me too. He's probably 6'0 210-212

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Hitch just got him mixed up with Ovechkin.

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11-14-2012, 09:24 AM
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Tarasenko and Yakupov are leading the best league playing hockey in Goals per Game by a wide margin. Imagine what kind of attention these two young phenoms would be bringing to the NHL right now

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Tarasenko + Kovy = a lot of fun!


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wish he was coming back to new jersey

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Tarasenko?

Would it be better for him to stay in the KHL where he may be the best player or come to the NHL and be a solid second liner with the potential to be one of the best?

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Would it be better for him to stay in the KHL where he may be the best player or come to the NHL and be a solid second liner with the potential to be one of the best?
he might end up 3rd line this year..

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01-07-2013, 03:34 PM
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He has been in the KHL for years. A shortened season would be the ideal time to make the jump. He gets a taste of the best competition without an 82 game grind.

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01-07-2013, 03:43 PM
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I agree he should come to the NHL and play with the best. But it has to be tempting to know that you could stay and rule the KHL. Hopefully he understands that he will prgoress more by playing in the NHL.

Look out for the Blues if he comes back

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I agree he should come to the NHL and play with the best. But it has to be tempting to know that you could stay and rule the KHL. Hopefully he understands that he will prgoress more by playing in the NHL.

Look out for the Blues if he comes back
Tarasenko has spoken with the Blues and confirmed he'll be back in St. Louis this week, his KHL agent has also confirmed it.

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He's already said he's coming back. He should be in St. Louis on Friday. If he wanted to stay in Russia and be a bright star in the KHL, he certainly could. He's said multiple times that his dream is to play in the NHL, and there's a team and a city that would love to have him. It's not going to be rainbows and sunshine and him instantly averaging a point per game, there will be issues with culture change, rink size, play style, as well as language barriers, but he has his head on straight, and he's a hard worker so I don't expect too many transition issues. I remember he was confused when he was told by his agent that St. Louis was holding a press conference for his arrival. I think he will be pleasantly surprised by the ovation he receives when his name is announced for the first time at Scott Trade.

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01-07-2013, 04:32 PM
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This is absolutely the right time for Tarasenko to come to the NHL. One of the very few times I would say that for Russian prospects.

At this point, it's hard to imagine him not doing well. He would also be in good to great game shape and it should help him stand out early.

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He's already said he's coming back. He should be in St. Louis on Friday. If he wanted to stay in Russia and be a bright star in the KHL, he certainly could. He's said multiple times that his dream is to play in the NHL, and there's a team and a city that would love to have him. It's not going to be rainbows and sunshine and him instantly averaging a point per game, there will be issues with culture change, rink size, play style, as well as language barriers, but he has his head on straight, and he's a hard worker so I don't expect too many transition issues. I remember he was confused when he was told by his agent that St. Louis was holding a press conference for his arrival. I think he will be pleasantly surprised by the ovation he receives when his name is announced for the first time at Scott Trade.
This. He's still a kid. I'm not sure he realizes how many people are excited for him to come play for the Blues.

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01-07-2013, 09:26 PM
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It's not going to be rainbows and sunshine and him instantly averaging a point per game, ...
If he plays with McDonald and Steen, as Hitchcock said he intends to try, I think this can actually happen. The kid is unreal.

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If he plays with McDonald and Steen, as Hitchcock said he intends to try, I think this can actually happen. The kid is unreal.
He's talented, but this is his first year on North American ice, in a new country, with new teammates, new language, and a short training camp. I expect him to be around 20-30 points, picking it up towards the end and in the playoffs if the Blues make it. I just think he will need some time to adjust.

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He is going to thrive in the Blues system. He fits their high energy style perfectly. I bet he and Oshie hit it off like two pees in a pod. He will learn how to play a 2 way game from some of the best in the league like Backes, Oshie, Steen, Berglund and Sobotka and from a great coach in Hitch.

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01-08-2013, 12:12 AM
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He's talented, but this is his first year on North American ice, in a new country, with new teammates, new language, and a short training camp. I expect him to be around 20-30 points, picking it up towards the end and in the playoffs if the Blues make it. I just think he will need some time to adjust.
due to the short training camp he'll be atleast a step or two ahead of the league physically speaking. He's in mid-season game shape right now

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01-08-2013, 12:13 PM
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Didnt even play in SKAs game today.

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He's already said he's coming back. He should be in St. Louis on Friday. If he wanted to stay in Russia and be a bright star in the KHL, he certainly could. He's said multiple times that his dream is to play in the NHL, and there's a team and a city that would love to have him. It's not going to be rainbows and sunshine and him instantly averaging a point per game, there will be issues with culture change, rink size, play style, as well as language barriers, but he has his head on straight, and he's a hard worker so I don't expect too many transition issues. I remember he was confused when he was told by his agent that St. Louis was holding a press conference for his arrival. I think he will be pleasantly surprised by the ovation he receives when his name is announced for the first time at Scott Trade.
I could not agree more, I think he will love it in STL.

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He is going to thrive in the Blues system. He fits their high energy style perfectly. I bet he and Oshie hit it off like two pees in a pod. He will learn how to play a 2 way game from some of the best in the league like Backes, Oshie, Steen, Berglund and Sobotka and from a great coach in Hitch.
Something tells me he's going to end up playing with Berglund and they're going to do well together. Berglund has some untapped offense left and Tarasekno is just the player to get it out of him.

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01-08-2013, 12:38 PM
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Something tells me he's going to end up playing with Berglund and they're going to do well together. Berglund has some untapped offense left and Tarasekno is just the player to get it out of him.
Hitchcock liked Steen as his center during the summer, but I do agree that I think him and Berglund would be good for each other. Bergy needs a winger who can push the play and Tarasenko needs a big center to create space for him and cover his ass in the defensive zone.

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Hitchcock liked Steen as his center during the summer, but I do agree that I think him and Berglund would be good for each other. Bergy needs a winger who can push the play and Tarasenko needs a big center to create space for him and cover his ass in the defensive zone.
Yeah I agree. Could see Stewart McDonald or steen riding with that tandem and being effective

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Vladimir Tarasenko

How good is he...Does he crack St-Louis top 6 and put up decent points?

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I think he is about as talented a forward st. Louis has had in a long time. That being said i dont know how he fits into Hitchcock's system. His system is greater than any 1 individual.

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