Best, worst case for Vladimir Tarasenko 

October, 23, 2012

Dmitri Orlov, Vladimir Tarasenko and Yevgeni KuznetsovAP Photo/Frank GunnVladimir Tarasenko (center) opened eyes and dropped jaws at the 2010 World Junior Championships.
It's hard not to appreciate his honesty. Some teams will pump up their prospects regardless of how good they project them to be. Others are overly cautious in building expectations for their young players.

Blues GM Doug Armstrong just wants a little more time to evaluate. He still isn't exactly sure what he has in Russian forward Vladimir Tarasenko, who is off to a red-hot start in the KHL, with six goals in seven games for St. Petersburg. Tarasenko is currently ranked among ESPN Insider Grant Sonier's Top 20 prospects.