Jul 23, 2012, 5:06 PM EST
An honest take? Or, just sour grapes?
We’ll let you decide if SKA St. Petersburg coach Milos Riha was being genuine in his assessment of Vladimir Tarasenko, the 20-year-old that decided to leave Russia to play for the St. Louis Blues next season.
“I think that he could play a couple more years in KHL and grew to maturity as a hockey player. I can only wish him luck.”
Tarasenko was traded to SKA St. Petersburg in January. Since breaking into the KHL as a 16-year-old, he’s piled up 100 points in 176 games.
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