Vladimir Tarasenko RUMORS & NEWS

  • Tarasenko: 'I'm supposed to do better'

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko looked back on the playoffs on Tuesday, particularly on his series against San Jose, where he was held goalless until the final nine minutes of the final game, and felt he needed to do more. "They played really tight and they backchecked so hard," Tarasenko..." June 01

  • Friedman wonders about Tarasenko’s future with Blues

    Today's Slapshot "As part of a larger discussion on the St. Louis Blues: “The Tarasenko thing is amazing to me. Here’s a guy who they signed to a huge extension. He’s an $8 million dollar a year player. And very quietly all year, there have been rumblings that they haven’t been satisfied with him. And this..." May 25

  • Hitchcock: Tarasenko learning some really hard lessons

    Pro Hockey Talk "The St. Louis Blues haven’t scored a goal in the last 150 minutes and 45 seconds of this Western Conference Final. They’ve been shut out in consecutive games and now trail the series 2-1 to the San Jose Sharks. As a team, the Blues have gone into a funk. Among those struggling to produce is..." May 20

  • Hitchcock shrugs off exchange with Tarasenko

    ESPN "Cameras caught a brief exchange between Blues coach Ken Hitchcock and star winger Vladimir Tarasenko on the Blues' bench after the second period of Game 6. It was clear Tarasenko wasn't thrilled with his lack of time on the Blues' power play. There was a heated exchange of words, and on Sunday,..." April 25

  • Is there a rift forming between Vladimir Tarasenko and Ken Hitchcock?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Is there some heat between St. Louis Blues superstar Vladimir Tarasenko and hard-nosed head coach Ken Hitchcock? Some are floating that thought, especially following what looked like a tense exchange (see video above) during Game 6. Hitchcock is the sort of “gruff” coach who, the story goes,..." April 24

  • Tarasenko riding historic playoff scoring pace

    The Score "It's a small sample size - Wayne Gretzky posted an NHL-best 0.59 goals per game in 208 playoff games - but Tarasenko's accomplishment is impressive considering he's only 24 years old. The Blues signed him to an eight-year, $60-million extension last summer, and he's delivered since, leading the..." April 20

  • Tarasenko told Blues to get Panarin before Blackhawks signed him

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Chicago left winger Artemi Panarin was a bit of a revelation to the NHL this season, breaking into the league and putting up 77 points in 80 games as a rookie. It was not a surprise to Vladimir Tarasenko, who had told the Blues previously about the talent of his close friend and fellow..." April 15