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A Silent Vladimir Tarasenko

from Ben Frederickson of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

During a locker clean-out that marked the transition from this season to next, Blues star Vladimir Tarasenko missed a chance to take out the trash.

The $60 million man declined to participate in the final media availability of the season on Saturday. The no-show was harder to explain than Tarasenko's disappearance in 17 of the Western Conference final's 18 periods. This time there wasn't San Jose defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic to blame....

He could have told the doubters why they were wrong. He could have told those who defended him why things will be different next postseason. The new father could have explained what it was like, balancing the biggest moment of his personal life — he welcomed a son into the world before Game 2 — with the biggest moment of his professional career.

At least tell them something.

More importantly, Tarasenko's no comment closed the book on his season without addressing the elephant in the dressing room.

There is growing speculation of friction between Tarasenko and the Blues. Is there a rift between the star and his club?

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Primis's avatar

There is growing speculation of friction between Tarasenko and the Blues. Is there a rift between the star and his club?

No, but there’s apparently a rift between Tarasenko and the STL media.  And given that the STL media are big, butthurt crybabies who write hit pieces like this when a player won’t talk to them, I’d say his silence is quite justified.

Posted by Primis on 05/29/16 at 01:02 PM ET

SYF's avatar

No, but there’s apparently a rift between Tarasenko and the STL media.  And given that the STL media are big, butthurt crybabies who write hit pieces like this when a player won’t talk to them, I’d say his silence is quite justified.

Posted by Primis on 05/29/16 at 01:02 PM ET

+Tarasenko.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 05/29/16 at 02:45 PM ET

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