It is a good morning in the city of St. Charles as at the St. Louis Mills, the practice center of the St. Louis Blues, Vladimir Tarasenko has taken the ice at the direction of Jamie River with the rest of the St. Louis Blues squad. This is not the first time that Tarasenko has been on the ice with the Blues, but it is the first time post-lockout, post KHL, and it signals the beginning of his NHL Career.
There is not a lot to say, but this is a huge moment in St. Louis Blues history. If Tarasenko can be half of the player that he was in the KHL, he will be a star. He has been playing in a league with grown men since he was a teenager and so long as the difference in the size of the ice is not an issue, he will do just fine in the NHL.
St. Louis Blues General Manager Doug Armstrong has been very careful when discussing Vladimir Tarasenko. He knows, just like everyone else in the hockey world, that the potential Tarasenko has is incredible, but he wants to make sure that the fans and media do not put too much attention on the young player. St. Louis is creating an atmosphere to help him succeed in the NHL and will do everything in their power to give him what he needs.
It is rumored, not much of a rumor as Ken Hitchcock himself has said it, that Tarasenko will be playing on a line with Alex Steen and Andy McDonald. This is great news for Blues fans as it will add another element to the St. Louis Blues’ already impressive roster.
That is all for now Blues’ fans, keep checking back for more about the best team in the NHL, and, as always, LET’S GO BLUES!