Vladimir Tarasenko finished last season with 66 points, 9 shy of his career high 75 points set the previous season. The St.Louis Blues had a rather up and down season last year. The Blues finished with 44 wins and 94 points, not what they had envisioned before the season. For that reason the Blues had a busy offseason bringing in Ryan O’Reilly, Tyler Bozak and Pat Maroon.
Tarasenko will benefit from the additions, especially with O’Reilly taking some of the heat centering the mega improved second line. The majority of Vladimir’s ice time saw him on a line with Jayden Schwartz and Brayden Schenn. This line should stay together again next season as O’Reilly should center the second line with Perron and Steen.
Vladimir went under the knife this offseason to repair a damaged shoulder. According to St.Louis Blues organization Vlad had this to say about the injury. “I need to talk about it with the doctors more, but I’m cleared to skate with the group, but only with some contact right now,” he said. “But I can shoot. I feel great and I feel stronger. I’m ready for the season.” Vlad suffered the dislocated shoulder in the Blues final game last season. He will have to practice in contact situations but Vlad claims he is good to go for this season.
Vladimir Tarasenko has tremendous one-on-one skills, accompanied by elite puck-handling skills. He protects the puck well which allows him to win board battles with his strength. Vlad has incredible anticipation and a great release to go along with his world class shot.
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