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Apr 19, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Blues right wing Vladimir Tarasenko (91) looks to pass as Dallas Stars center Vernon Fiddler (38) defends during the first period at the Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

Vladimir Tarasenko – He got off to a fast start in his rookie season, and then tailed off dramatically. Now that he knows what it takes to play in Ken Hitchcock’s system, he will be more ready for the grind. All reports have indicated that he has put in the work this off-season to improve on his deficiencies, and the trade of David Perron opens up some quality ice time for the talented Russian.