Vladimir Tarasenko

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Has he peaked?

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  1. simon IC

    simon IC Defense first!

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    Matt Tkachuk? Pretty much checks every box.
     
  2. Mike Liut

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    Don’t tease me. But the problem is, Calgary would never do it. We’d have to add quite a bit imo.
     
  3. mw2noobbuster

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    We'd also have to fit him under the cap when he demands 8+ when his bridge deal ends lol.
     
  4. Meatball

    Meatball 2018-19 Stanley Cup Champions! :3

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    I still believe. It's early, give him time. :nod:
     
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    There's a freak-out 5-10 games in every year over anyone who starts cold every year, and a corresponding fawning over anyone who starts the season hot.

    Every. Year.

    Remember the argument that the league had figured Tarasenko out and that he was doomed to be a 20 goal guy moving forward when Tarasenko started out slow last time? I sure remember it.

    He'll have his torrid streak and absolutely carry the team for a significant stretch this season. Sit back and let it happen. The team has more than enough scoring depth to be competitive when he's not at the top of his game.
     
  6. mw2noobbuster

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    He's recovering from knee surgery isn't he? He was slow to start last year due to his shoulder surgery, and what happened when he got healthy? He blew up. The same thing will happen here.
     
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    In the Montreal game thread, Ranksu said this:

    A couple years ago I was mad Tarasenko was only getting 17 or 18 minutes instead of 19 or 20 every night, but if he plays like he did tonight I agree with him.

    In tonight's lackluster game he played his 17:17 without putting a shot on goal, which is a travesty for a player who might have the best wrist shot in the league.

    I was curious how often that occurs because everything and anything can happen in an 82 game hockey season. Here are the number of games Tarasenko has had no shots on goal for each season:

    2012-2013 - 7 of 38 GP (while playing 13:25 a game)
    2013-2014 - 10 of 64 GP (while playing 15:10 minutes a game), and 0 of 6 playoff games.
    2014-2015 - 1 of 77 GP, 2 of 6 playoff games.
    2015-2016 - 1 of 80 GP and 1 in 20 playoff games played.
    2016-2017 - 5 of 82 GP, and 0 in 11 playoff games.
    2017-2018 - 1 of 80 GP.
    2018-2019 - 0 of 76 GP, and 0 of 26 playoff games.

    Excluding this season and his rookie and sophomore years where he averaged much less ice time than his career 17:38 number, Tarasenko had no shots on goal in 11 of 458 games.

    So games like tonight, where he doesn't put anything on net, do happen sometimes. But not very often, and it didn't happen a single time last season in 102 games.

    For some perspective, I took a quick look at Ovechkin's numbers. He's led the league in shots most of the seasons he's been in the league and he often has 1 or 2 games each year where he doesn't get a shot, even over 3 minutes in ice time more than Tarasenko averages. So it does happen.

    Anyway there's some random Tarasenko trivia.
     
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  8. Ranksu

    Ranksu Crotch Academy ftw Sponsor

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    Matt is LW'er. We need RW'er.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Meatball 2018-19 Stanley Cup Champions! :3

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    He'll score no less than 30.

    I hope/pray that this is the year he gets 50. :yo:
     
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    Hockey fans freak out over small things as much as Less Nessman watching turkeys fall to a mall from a helicopter.
     
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    HighNote Just one more Cup

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    He better get going soon if he wants to even sniff 40.
     
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    He’ll never score 40 again. 30-35 is what he is. Thats still good, but he’s going to have to be more assertive to even hit that. Hopefully he gets it going.
     
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    Berube apparently had a long talk with him after the Ottawa game. Only 10 shots on goal through 5 games. The team needs more than that. I agree he needs to be more assertive on a game to game basis. Hopefully he can get going in the right direction today. I expect a good game from him.
     
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    If last season taught me anything, it's be patient. Armstrong has clearly doubled the f*** down on this core. Vladi will get it going. Most players haven't looked all that great so far, oh well. It's still early in the season, and all of our players have not dealt with the Cup hang over. They are getting every teams' A game now, they are the big dog. It's going to be hard to get up for every single game, especially when you know how last year went.
     
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    So what you're saying is you would give up Tarasenko for a player that no team would trade for Tarasenko?
     
  16. Mike Liut

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    Haha, thats sure how it sounds. But if I lowered the goal total to around 15-20, that would sound like a Barbashev / Sunquist type of player.
     
  17. stl76

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    Tarasenko + Allen for Oshie + Copley, who says "no"? :sarcasm:
     
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    Stupendous Yappi Still irritated at Lucas over Greedo. Sponsor

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    With God as my witness, I thought Tarasenko was a 40 goal scoring threat!
     
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    He finished the Cup run with knee surgery and (likely) rehab for a shoulder injury. That doesn't bode well for training on a short off-season with Cup celebrations.

    I expected a slow start.
     
  20. Vladys Gumption

    Vladys Gumption Colt55

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    I totally read this in my head with Jerry Lawler’s voice.
     
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    Meatball 2018-19 Stanley Cup Champions! :3

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    Jim Ross. Jerry did color commentary. :nod:
     
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    STOP THE DAMN MATCH.
     
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    Meatball 2018-19 Stanley Cup Champions! :3

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    Whoops. Don’t know why, but I always get them backwards.
     
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    Tarasenko has 6 points through 7 games, a 70 point pace.....that's really close to his career average season...

    TRADE HIM NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ahahahahha
     
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