Originally Posted by AwesomeSince86
One of the dumbest posts I have read here. Nobody is calling him a superstar but after two games he looks the real deal. As for the Hitchcock comment, enjoy watching the Blues at the top of the west under Hitchcock. If you are referring to the benching last season of Stewart, you should probably watch some Blues games. If you did, you would realize that Stewart was overweight and lazy last season and still got more ice time than he deserved.
Yakupov and Tarasenko will both be successful in the NHL IMO, but for the next couple years I would take Tarasenko over Yakupov.
Edit: I didn't see the post before you claiming he could be a superstar, so I guess your comment was fair enough. I still think that's giving Hitchcock a rough shake. He's one of the better coaches in the game. Also, seems like someone might be a little bias towards one of their own.
I stand by what I said, and I won't call you names in the process.
Hitchcock's reputation is not unfounded. He's a heck of a coach but when I want to try and find players who will produce POINTS, I don't go looking at Hitchcock run teams first. I could easily see the Blues winning the West so there is no argument there.
But this is a fantasy hockey forum with a fantasy hockey question being asked. So while Tarasenko might win a Stanley CUp this year that does nothing to win a hockey pool if he ends up getting his ice time hacked when he only blocks 9 shots instead of 10 one game.
Fantastic start for Tarasenko. All 2 games of it. Will he keep it up? Maybe, I mean he has the history of looking great. However, maybe we should all wait more than 2 games before looking to Tarasenko here to continue ripping up the scoring charts with Hitchcock slowly clapping while he does so.