Originally posted on Frozen Notes  |  Last updated 5/7/13

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)
Heading into Game 4, I put up a post where numerous fans gave their opinion on the decision to play Vladimir Tarasenko over Adam Cracknell on the fourth line. Fans were in favor, hoping to see a boost in the team's attack with Frank in the mix. Most were in favor because it was believed he would start on the fourth line but then rotate to a different line as the game unfolded.  That's not what happened. Tarasenko was stuck firmly on the fourth line most of the night, making a small 5:51 cameo in last night's loss. This isn't what any Blues fan expected and it has most of us asking questions following a disappointing result. If Tarasenko was only going to receive a handful of minutes, why not keep the muscle (Cracknell) in the lineup?  My personal thoughts on this topic started out pretty positively. Team needs offense, dress another weapon and bench a guy known mostly for his physical play. Makes sense. Start him on a low line, work him around as the game develops and ...
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