Despite his request for trade, forward Vladimir Tarasenko said last week that his head coach Craig Berube said he would wear a St. Louis blues uniform next season.
According to The Athletic website, the Russian recently skated with teammates. On July 22, General Manager Doug Armstrong, 29, admitted that he had expressed his desire to be in other skies through his agent Paul Theophanes. However, the executive added that the five-season writer with at least 30 goals in the National Hockey League could stay in Missouri.
During a podcast on Tuesday’s “The Cam & Strick Podcast”, Berub made a similar speech.
“As NHL.com reported, I hope Vladi plays for us. I see him as every other hockey player. And, yes, he asked me to trade. Things happen, but you know that Vladi wants us to play good hockey. […] As always his role will be in this training. We’ve going to manage this internally and we’ll see later. ”
“There are many things you can control and some things you are sometimes incapable of,” he continued. You focus on what you can do and what we do. “
Clubs interested in acquiring Tarasenko should have adequate means in their payroll to realize his remaining contract. Its average annual value is $ 7.5 million and it still has two years to enjoy full autonomy. Also, the Blues left him unprotected in the expansion draft, while Seattle called Vince Dunn in their ranks instead of Kraken.
Now Tarasenko is still in St. Louis and both parties involved must get used to it until further notice.
“I’m sure he’s wearing that jersey again,” Armstrong said earlier this summer. There are many players in the league who have demanded the trade. You always try to keep it under radar. But our responsibility is to do the best we can for the St. Louis Blues and if that means he’s coming back to play for us, as well.
Tarasenko suffered injuries to his left shoulder in 2017 and 2019 with surgery. He scored 14 points in 24 games in the final campaign and scored two goals in four outings in the first round series against Colorado Avalanche.
Ilya Mikhev wants to look elsewhere, but …
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Ilya Mikhayev has reportedly requested to trade after the end of the 2020-21 season.
This is what sportsnet journalist Elliott Friedman reported on Thursday. However, Leaves does not want to part with the 26-year-old because they consider him a key part of the team.
In his first season in Toronto, Mikhev scored eight goals and 15 assists for 23 points in 39 games. Then, in his last year, in the second game, he scored 17 points in 54 games, usually used on the lower attack lines of the structure.
The Russian has never produced two Leafs in playoff performances.
Before coming to North America, Mikhaev played four seasons with Omsk Avangard in the Continental Hockey League (KHL).