Found June 04, 2012 on HockeyBuzz:
By now practically everyone who follows professional hockey knows forward Vladimir Tarasenko, the NHL's top prospect this year per Hockey's Future, has finally made the decision to leave Russia and join the St. Louis Blues for the 2012-13 season and beyond. Though the contract isn't signed yet, it can't be till July 1st per the CBA, there is little doubting his intentions at this point. If ther...

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