Vladimir Tarasenko Owns The KHL Skills Competition

Admit it – their All-Star jerseys are nicer than the NHL’s’ve been in years.

This past weekend was the KHL’s all star game, and much like the NHL they have the perfunctory skills competition. The trick shot of course was worked in to this, because fans like seeing players do nifty things with sticks and pucks without embarrassing the goaltender during a game or shootout situation. Alexander Ovechkin used flags and hats and sunglasses and looking like a Russian tourist at Disney World as his trick.

Blues prospect Vladimir Tarasenko? Fishing line. That’s it.


Tank’s an excellent hockey player, but it’s his personality as much as his skills that’re getting Blues fans excited about his (hopeful) migration to the NHL within the next couple of seasons. He represented Team Fedorov this year. Whose team will he represent over here? The league has to get this personality on a national stage, stat.

About Laura Astorian

Laura Astorian is the head editor for the SB Nation blog St. Louis Game Time and has been a Blues fan from childhood. She promises that any anti-Blackhawks bias will be left at the door. Maybe.