Found August 29, 2013 on Frozen Notes:
Vladimir Tarasenko's rookie season was surrounded by big hype and even bigger expectations. When the doors closed on the 2012-13 season, Tarasenko's first year in the NHL was a mixed bag. He started with a bang, but faded and soon suffered a concussion which forced him out of the regular lineup. The final line for Tarasenko was eight goals and 11 assists (19 points) in 38 games.  How would you label Tarasenko's first year? According to the man himself, his first season was, "good, but average." Tarasenko's comments were reported by R-Sport. The young forward added: I’ll try to do better this season. My self-requirements have increased. Because of my youth I didn’t really know how to condition myself and how to prioritize. Now I’ve got an understanding after talking to guys like Ilya Kovalchuk that you have to take care of yourself and prepare hard. There is a steep learning curve in the NHL and it's really no wonder Tarasenko str...

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