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ST. LOUIS If Vladimir Tarasenko can live up to even half the hype that surrounds him heading into the start of training camp Sunday, the Blues should be in pretty good shape.
The highly regarded prospect made his much-anticipated debut Friday, taking the ice at the St. Louis Mills to a standing room only crowd that featured many already wearing his No. 91 jersey.
The 21-year-old Tarasenko arrived in St. Louis Thursday night and took to the ice the next morning for the Blues final informal skate before training camp officially kicks off Sunday morning at Scottrade Center.
You can see he plays at a pretty high level, said Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo. He thinks quick. If you watch him, the skill he has is pretty amazing to watch. Hes got first line skill.
He had a pretty good season over there and we know what hes capable of, seeing him out there for the first time today, you can see what he brings to the table. Its going to be fun to watch.
The Blues selected Tarasenko wit...
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ST. LOUIS -- It was 10:42 a.m. Sunday when hockey officially returned to the Scottrade Center. And there was quite the crowd to welcome it back.
With the NHL lockout in the rear view mirror and the first regular season game just six days away, the reigning Central Division Champion St. Louis Blues opened training camp with a 90-minute practice in front of an energetic 5,500 fans...
Confirming reports from earlier in the week, the Detroit Red Wings will open their 2013 NHL season on the road against the St. Louis Blues on Saturday.
Blues will officially open the season Saturday January 19 at home against Detroit at 7 p.m. Rest of schedule to be released Sat.#stlblues
— Lou Korac (@lkorac10) January 11, 2013
That’s actually an 8 p.m. ET start, with the possibility...
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