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Tarasenko's flawless return to the ice paying off huge for the Blues

CHICAGO -- The hand injury that caused Vladimir Tarasenko to miss the final 15 games of the regular season hasn't slowed him down one bit in his first extended opportunity in the NHL playoffs. The Blues' winger got a glimpse of the postseason as a rookie a year ago when he played just five minutes, 51 seconds in Game 4 of the Western Conference first-round series against...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap: Tarasenko stars in regulation and SO for Blues

ST. LOUIS -- After the St. Louis Blues let a two-goal lead get away, Vladimir Tarasenko made sure they skated off with a win. Tarasenko scored and added an assist in regulation, and then netted the deciding goal in the shootout to lead the Blues to a 4-3 win over the Nashville Predators on Saturday night. Just seconds after Roman Josi gave the Predators a 3-2 lead at 7:33 of the...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Tarasenko still adjusting to NHL in his second season

ST. LOUIS --There have been glimpses early this season of the player Vladimir Tarasenko was expected to be for the St. Louis Blues. Like the power-play goal he scored late in the first period Tuesday night to give the Blues a 2-1 lead over Buffalo in a game they won 4-1. There was a beautiful quick-strike, top-shelf goal against the Avalanche last week, which was preceded by fast...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Vladimir Tarasenko is one NHL rookie you should be watching

If you're not a fan of the St. Louis Blues, or if you're not a hockey fan that pours over each and every NHL roster, you might not have heard of Vladimir Tarasenko until after he scored two beautiful goals in his first NHL game. In fact, if you weren't able to catch up on your NHL highlights, you still might be in the dark about this talented young Russian.  I'...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 21, 2013  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues Rookie Vladimir Tarasenko scores an awesome goal against the Red Wings

In his NHL debut, Vladimir Tarasenko absolutely dazzled the competition.  The Russian forward was drafted in the 1st round, 16th overall, in 2010.  Needless to say that the wait has been worthwhile.  He scored two goals in his first ever NHL game, and is going to be a player to watch this year.  He has immediately inserted himself into the Calder Trophy discussion.It only took...
Via Diehardsport
January 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Tarasenko arrives with plenty of hype

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...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Vladimir Tarasenko suffers concussion in Russia

One of the many worries fans have with NHL players finding work overseas is the risk of injury.  Nobody wants to see one of their team's best players get hurt playing for another team while the NHL tries to figure out their labor issues. Unfortunately for St. Louis Blues fans, the injury bug hit one of their top prospects. Blues forward and rookie sensation Vladimir Tarasenko...
Via STLSportsMinute
October 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Blues to go slow with Vladimir Tarasenko

Vladimir Tarasenko eased onto the St. Louis sports scene with a low-key introductory news conference Thursday at the team’s practice facility. The player carrying the nickname “Tank” proceeded with great caution after his ceremonial donning of the No. 91 Blues sweater.Although he can speak enough English to get by, Tarasenko, 21, preferred using an interpreter in front of the...
Via Fox - The Hockey Guy
September 06, 2012  |  Discuss

KHL Coach Says Blues’ Prospect Vladimir Tarasenko Not Ready For The NHL

via RIA Novosti, Hockey prodigy Vladimir Tarasenko is not ready to move to the NHL with the St. Louis Blues, his former KHL coach Milos Riha said Monday. The 20-year-old right wing took up his entry contract with the Blues last month after four seasons in the KHL in which he racked up 100 points in 176 games. “It was his decision and his choice. To my mind, he has got ahead of...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Blues sign with highly-touted F Tarasenko

ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has agreed to a three year entry level contract with forward Vladimir Tarasenko. Tarasenko, who was drafted by the Blues in the first round (16th overall) of the 2010 Entry Draft, is ranked by as the world's top prospect outside of the NHL. (Blues...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
June 02, 2012  |  Discuss
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