Vladimir Tarasenko, RW, St. Louis Blues
The Detroit Red Wings have already taken Robby Fabbri, Oskar Sundqvist, David Perron, Jake Walman, and Ville Husso from the St. Louis Blues- why not add another one, right?
Vladimir Tarasenko was one of the premier players in the league before having three surgeries on his shoulder. It was at that moment that his trade value went from being in the top 10 players in the league, to a role player at best. When we talk about adversity, Tarasenko knows a thing or two about it. But, he wasn’t going to live with it much longer.
Tarasenko was able to play in 75 games for the Blues this past season. In those 75 games, he totaled 34 goals as well as a career high in assists with 48. But it doesn’t stop there.
Between those numbers, he was able to also record a career high in points with 82. Which, is a point per game minimum if someone were to play every game, which he did not.
With the help of Tarasenko, the St. Louis Blues were able to make a run for the Stanley cup this past year. Additionally, they were able to give Colorado a run for their money which no other team really did outside of Tampa Bay.
Vladimir Tarasenko’s resurgence maximized his trade value. So, the price for him may be a little too rich for a lot of teams. But the Red Wings would be be able to add yet another superstar goal scorer, and a guy who already has terrific chemistry with all the other Blues players on the roster. Not to mention, the Red Wings have the prospect pool to make something happen and not get set-back.