Tarasenko along with Evgeny Kuznetsov(who hasn't made it over to NA yet) were widely considered two of the best players outside of the NHL the last two years. It's not a shocker to see Tarasenko at the front of people's lists for ROY. Not at all. He's right up there with the Yakupov's and J. Schultz's this season. He would of been a top 10 pick his draft year but teams were put off because he didn't know how long he was going to stay in mother Russia. Blues stole him.
Yup. St.Louis, which already has a ridiculous roster, steals arguably the best prospect in the world. The rich get richer. I have the Blues vs Rangers in the cup finals with Tarasenko finishing second in rookie votes for ROTY. I think Shultz wins it, he's so far advanced and he gets to play with the super best friends club out West, he'll have no problem racking the points up.