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Vladimir Tarasenko Dreaming Of The Stanley Cup

from Norm Sanders of the News-Democrat,

After signing an eight-year, $60 million contract extension with the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday, star forward Vladimir Tarasenko isn’t concerned with the sudden jump in his financial state.

He’s all about one thing — helping the Blues win a Stanley Cup.

“No, it’s not about the money,” Tarasenko said Wednesday during a conference call with the media. “This is about your personality, how you can talk to the guys, how you can help the guys. I think money is important, but in leadership terms it is nothing. You can sign $60 million contract in one year and your teammates can hate you.

“All I’m thinking about, all I’m dreaming about is winning the Cup.”

The Blues have not been beyond the second round of the playoffs in the last three seasons, losing in the first round in each of the last two.

“I think the last three years our team gets good experience,” said Tarasenko, who also got married last week in Russia. “Right now we lose three years in a row, same style. Those are tough years for us. We just need to break it and we need to go as a group of guys.

“We need to stay all together, all 25 to 27 guys. The main part for me is we need to have one goal. It’s all about the Cup. If 26 guys will dream about the same thing, I think we can make it.”


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