Originally written on Fox Sports Midwest  |  Last updated 1/12/13

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Vladimir Tarasenko, drafted 16th overall by the St. Louis Blues, poses for a portrait during the 2010 NHL Entry Draft at Staples Center on June 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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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