Originally Posted by InnocentBystander
i have never heard anyone question tarasenko's compete level. In fact, I have always heard that it is one of his greatest strengths. Very coachable, desire to improve... the kid was the captain of his WJ team two years ago and he has been an alternate captain the last 2 seasons in the khl... yakupov is on another level, but tarasenko fits right in with all of the other high end prospects ready to lace 'em up in the nhl.
Everything I know about Tarasenko says the same thing. I've never seen or heard anything even close to "lack of effort" when it comes to Tarasenko. He's balls to the wall, a skilled bull on skates in every description and in every game I've seen.
Someone saying "I question his compete level" is clearly talking out of his ass.