I saw Vladimir Tarasenko play for the first time a few days ago and he has star written all over him. It is only a matter of time. He is very skilled and poised while on the ice. It is going to be nice following hi career because you can tell he is going to get better.
I wish there was a probably button because this guy has only played four NHL games! He definitely is and will be a great player for a long time, but he's no Gretzky yet. We'll have to see how he handles the first level of stardom first. He certainly has the skills.
Vladimir Tarsenko is an amazing talent. He has the physical ability and the finesse necessary to make a great NHL star. He also has that rare ability to capture the imagination of fans and the media alike. Those things together gives him the chance to be a fantastic star. As long as he doesn't mess things up.
Looking at Tarasenko's performances will remove any doubts that he somehow caught a lucky break. In game, you can see he is calm and deliberate, employing his talent and skill in a way that is both fresh and familiar. This is not the sign of someone who will simply fizzle out after one season.