VLADIMIR TARASENKO NEWS

GIF: Tarasenko scores a nice goal against Slovakia

Here’s another reminder for Blues GM Doug Armstrong that Vladimir Tarasenko deserves all of the monies. During Russia’s game against Slovakia, Tarasenko pulled out a move Blues fans saw quite a few times this season. Looks like the international hockey scene wasn’t prepared for Tarasenko’s trademark move. Through five games, Tarasenko has three goals and one assist.
Via Frozen Notes
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 Offseason Moves For The St. Louis Blues

View image | gettyimages.com The St. Louis Blues had another disappointing postseason after a stellar regular season. Seem like this is the storyline after every season. It is a big offseason for the Blues as changes need to be made. Here are what I think are the top 5 moves that need to be made. 5. Try to trade Paul Stastny In his first year with St. Louis Stastny was okay. He...
Via Beyond The Benches
18 days ago  |  Discuss

On the road to becoming elite, Tarasenko gets set to cash in

It was a breakout season for Vladimir Tarasenko. In just his third NHL season, the 23-year old Russian sharpshooter recorded career highs in all three major categories with 37 goals, 36 assists, and 73 points in the final season of his three-year entry level contract. So what’s the Blues’ #1 priority this offseason you ask? RE-SIGN TARASENKO. The Calgary Sun reports that Blues’...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Vladimir Sobotka has until the end of May to opt out of KHL contract, by Mybookie.ag

The St. Louis Blues have made it clear that Vladimir Tarasenko is their top priority, but the ongoing situation with Vladimir Sobotka will need to be addressed prior to the end of May. Sobotka reportedly has until the end of May to opt out of his current KHL contract, meaning the Blues will have to sit down and talk with Sobotka’s agent within the coming weeks. The Blues have a...
Via Frozen Notes
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Newest Russian Blackhawk Lighting It Up At World Hockey Championships

With the chaos of the NHL Playoffs in full swing right now it is no surprise that the World Hockey Championships finds itself buried in the headlines of the Chicago sports media. The fact that Team USA entered the World Hockey Championships as heavy underdogs as well as the notion of there being no active Blackhawks’ involvement in the tournament hasn’t exactly helped spark local...
Via Sports Mockery
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Tarasenko contract negotiations are waiting on the NHL’s new salary cap

The St. Louis Blues have made it clear that Vladimir Tarasenko is their top priority. That’s a pretty obvious statement after watching Tarasenko score a combined 43 goals in the regular season and the playoffs. Previously, the team stated that the Blues won’t handle any other free agents or make any decisions until Tarasenko is signed to a new contract. Doug Armstrong has now...
Via Frozen Notes
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Watch all 43 of Vladimir Tarasenko’s goals from this season

Have 33 minutes to kill? If so, you can sit back and watch a recap of Vladimir Tarasenko’s season. A YouTube user compiled all 37 of Tarasenko’s regular season goals and his six playoff goals into one incredibly entertaining video. The ending starts feeling a little sad as Tarasenko rattles off several goals against the Minnesota Wild, knowing that the year could have held so...
Via Frozen Notes
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Wild Hope the Third Time’s the Charm Against the Blackhawks

Minnesota Wild’s Zach Parise, left, controls the puck as St. Louis Blues’ Vladimir Tarasenko, of Russia, watches during the second period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Thursday, April 16, 2015, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) This season’s Western Conference semifinals will mark the third year in a row in which the Chicago Blackhawks have taken...
Via The Sports Journal
26 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues: Same story, different year

On Sunday afternoon, the St. Louis Blues found themselves in a situation they know all too well. The Minnesota Wild were able to eliminate the Blues in a series that took six games to play with a 4-1 Wild victory. This marks the third consecutive year in which the St. Louis Blues have been eliminated from playoff contention in the first round. The Blues were a favorite to win the...
Via isportsweb.com
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues' Armstrong, Hitchcock both still digesting playoff flop

  St. Louis Blues general manager Doug Armstrong and coach Ken Hitchcock sat side by side, presenting a united front for a franchise bleeding from its latest playoff flop. Armstrong on Tuesday praised Hitchcock's job in transforming the Blues from also-rans to legitimate Stanley Cup contenders, but both said they were still searching for reasons why they were eliminated in the first...
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Tarasenko, Blues dismantle Wild 6-1 to even series

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice and the revived St. Louis Blues sent Minnesota goalie Devan Dubnyk to an early exit and thoroughly dominated the Wild in a 6-1 victory in Game 4 to even the Western Conference quarterfinal series Wednesday night. Kevin Shattenkirk had three assists and Jake Allen made 17 saves to help the Blues end a nine-game postseason road...
Via AP on Fox
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Tarasenko scores twice, Blues crush Wild in Game 4 to even series

  Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice and the revived St. Louis Blues sent Minnesota goalie Devan Dubnyk to an early exit and thoroughly dominated the Wild in a 6-1 victory in Game 4 to even the Western Conference quarterfinal series Wednesday night. Kevin Shattenkirk had three assists and Jake Allen made 17 saves to help the Blues end a nine-game postseason road losing streak that...
Via AP on Fox
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Vladimir Tarasenko scores pretty goal

The Blues woke up in a big way in Game 4 and Vladimir Tarasenko was a major factor in the team’s offense. Tarasenko scored earlier on a deflection, but his second goal of the night was a thing of beauty and was pretty similar to his insane effort against the Rangers earlier in the year. GIF: another look at Tarasenko's 2nd goal pic.twitter.com/0qHPQa0WgS — Stephanie Vail...
Via Frozen Notes
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Vladimir Tarasenko Scores Filthy Breakaway Goal In Game 4

St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko is worth the price of admission all by himself. He scored an absolutely filthy breakaway goal for his second goal of Game 4, channeling his inner-Peter Forsberg. This move is popular in shootouts, but you don’t often see it pulled off during games with an opponent on your back…but […] The post Vladimir Tarasenko Scores Filthy Breakaway...
Via Diehardsport
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Vladimir Tarasenko’s hat trick evens up Blues/Wild series

After a frustrating Game 1, the St. Louis Blues showed up Saturday afternoon for Game 2 ready to prove to their faithful fan base that their lethargic Game 1 performance was more of a fluke than a trend. Led behind superstar Vladimir Tarasenko’s first postseason hat trick, the Blues evened up the series at one […] The post Vladimir Tarasenko’s hat trick evens up Blues/Wild...
Via Along the Boards
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues turning to Tarasenko -- again -- as they head into Game 3 against Wild

Any momentum from a 51-win season and a Central Division title seemed to fade for the St. Louis Blues with a disappointing playoff-opening defeat. It may have returned when Vladimir Tarasenko took control two days later. Heading into St. Paul with the first-round series tied at one, the Blues look to both build on Tarasenko's stellar play and continue their physically imposing style...
Via AP on Fox
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues-Wild Preview

Any momentum from a 51-win season and a Central Division title seemed to fade for the St. Louis Blues with a disappointing playoff-opening defeat. It may have returned when Vladimir Tarasenko took control two days later. Heading into St. Paul with the first-round series tied at one, the Blues look to both build on Tarasenko's stellar play and continue their physically imposing style...
Via AP on Fox
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Vladimir Tarasenko Nets Hat Trick In Blues’ Game 2 Win Over Wild

The St. Louis Blues evened up the series on Saturday with a 4-1 win over the Minnesota Wild. Vladimir Tarasenko was dazzling, netting his first career playoff hat trick. The post Vladimir Tarasenko Nets Hat Trick In Blues’ Game 2 Win Over Wild appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Devan Dubnyk dives to make a save while leaving the net

Game 2 between the Minnesota Wild and the St. Louis Blues will likely be remembered for the Blues’ victory and Vladimir Tarasenko’s hat trick, but there was one save from Devan Dubnyk which deserves to be highlighted. The Wild pulled Dubnyk with time winding down in the third, but Dubnyk was forced to make a desperation save on a Steve Ott shot from center ice. (This video is...
Via Bloguin Best
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues knock off Wild, 4-1, even series

ST. LOUIS -- Vladimir Tarasenko scored two goals in the first period and then had an empty-netter for his first career playoff hat trick, leading the St. Louis Blues to a 4-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday that evened their playoff series at a game apiece. Tarasenko had an assist and no shots in a 4-2 loss in Game 1, but responded with an impressive performance more...
Via AP on Fox
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Tarasenko hat trick leads Blues past Wild to even series at 1-1

  Vladimir Tarasenko scored two goals in the first period and then had an empty-netter for his first career playoff hat trick, leading the St. Louis Blues to a 4-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday that evened their playoff series at a game apiece. Tarasenko had an assist and no shots in a 4-2 loss in Game 1, but responded with an impressive performance more in line with...
Via AP on Fox
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues whip Wild 4-1, even series at game apiece

ST. LOUIS (AP) Vladimir Tarasenko scored two goals in the first period and then had an empty-netter for his first career playoff hat trick, leading the St. Louis Blues to a 4-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday that evened their playoff series at a game apiece. Tarasenko had an assist and no shots in a 4-2 loss in Game 1, but responded with an impressive performance more...
Via AP on Fox
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota lose 4-1 in a Tarasenko dominated game

ST. LOUIS, MO – APRIL 16: Mikael Granlund #64 of the Minnesota Wild controls the puck against Paul Stastny #26 of the St. Louis Blues during Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 16, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Wild beat the Blues 4-2. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) One would think...
Via State of Hockey News
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues Put Last Year in the Past, Ride Tarasenko and Schwartz to the Stanley Cup

Kris Russell #4 of the Calgary Flames looks to check Vladimir Tarasenko #91 of the St Louis Blues during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on March 17, 2015 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images) The St. Louis Blues have high expectations riding into the 2015 NHL playoffs. The Central Division champs experienced two first round exits in their previous...
Via The Sports Journal
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Return of Tarasenko, Steen boosts Blues' playoff chances

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues played it close to the vest while Vladimir Tarasenko and Alexander Steen were out with injuries. While waiting for one of the league's top goal scorers and one of the best two-way players to heal, they won a pair of tight 2-1 victories over rival Chicago. "We were forced to do it," coach Ken Hitchcock said. "Injuries forced us to change and we had...
Via AP on Fox
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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