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08:19 AM ET 01.30 | Among a list that includes Edmonton's Nail Yakupov and Justin Schultz, Boston's Dougie Hamilton and Tampa Bay's Cory Conacher, there is St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko, who with a goal and two assists in a 4-3 shootout win over Nashville on Monday, had seven points in his first five games. ... There's really no contest here. Tarasenko has been a threatening player from the second he hit the ice. Bursting onto the scene with a two-goal performance against the Detroit Red Wings in his first NHL game, Tarasenko leads all rookies with eight points through his first six games. Of course, Tarasenko has the benefit of a good team around him and his usage has been offense-friendly, but he's still putting the puck in the net and making plays.

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January 30, 2013  08:37 AM ET

To Win During A Short Season Doesn't Mean Much, Bros.

January 30, 2013  08:39 AM ET

Tarasenko is lucky that Kadri doesn't qualify for ROY.....just sayin'

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January 30, 2013  08:52 AM ET
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To Win During A Short Season Doesn't Mean Much, Bros.

really Bro?
so whoever wins The Cuo this year won't be a real winner?

January 30, 2013  08:54 AM ET
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Or Matt Frattin.Seriously. Impressed.

Great hustle on his goal with what, 1.5 seconds left in O/T last night.

January 30, 2013  09:02 AM ET

Tarasenko leads all rookies with eight points through his first six games.

Conacher has 9 points. Just sayin'.....

January 30, 2013  09:56 AM ET
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really Bro?so whoever wins The Cuo this year won't be a real winner?

A Laker's fan Spiny. I guess winning during a regular length season doesn't matter much either.

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January 30, 2013  10:12 AM ET
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Tarasenko is lucky that Kadri doesn't qualify for ROY.....just sayin'

And he's doing it with all those tire tracks still evident.

January 30, 2013  10:13 AM ET
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Tarasenko is lucky that Kadri doesn't qualify for ROY.....just sayin'

Why do I get the feeling we've seen this movie before? Semin anyone?

January 30, 2013  10:23 AM ET

Justin Schultz plays, and handles himself like a top tier vet already. The Guy is gonna be scary good.

January 30, 2013  10:24 AM ET
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A Laker's fan Spiny. I guess winning during a regular length season doesn't matter much either.

got it bro...

January 30, 2013  10:30 AM ET
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Well, his first two shots made it past Jimmy Howard, so that helped.

I think he suprised a few 'not ready for primetime' clubs at first, he's looking more human lately.

January 30, 2013  10:31 AM ET
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Justin Schultz plays, and handles himself like a top tier vet already. The Guy is gonna be scary good.

Agree with you there. BTW, Blowmeister did good against the Oil. That was a workman like win for the Flames. Seem like the Oilers are just about the only team the Flames can get up for these days or, am I reading it wrong?

January 30, 2013  10:33 AM ET
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Well, his first two shots made it past Jimmy Howard, so that helped.

Just think what his stats would look like if we played "The Monster" instead of Jimmy!

January 30, 2013  10:37 AM ET
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CBS Sports. On hockey. Enough said.

Fixed

January 30, 2013  10:39 AM ET
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Just think what his stats would look like if we played "The Monster" instead of Jimmy!

I don't know what you're talking about Roamer. Apparently he's awesome....

 
January 30, 2013  10:50 AM ET
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I don't know what you're talking about Roamer. Apparently he's awesome....

sad to see poor, unemployed Lord Irk

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