Right now, there isn't a lot for hockey fans to be happy about.
The NHL is set to lock out again, and both sides look to be far from a deal. This is coming after the league saw record revenue—and the owners want more. With training camp right around the corner, it is very unlikely a deal will get done before the start of the season.
But, the Blues do have a reason to be happy: Vladimir Tarasenko.
The Blues' draft pick from the first round in 2010 has been playing in the Kontinental Hockey League since the draft. It was uncertain as to whether or not he would even come to the NHL. But, the Blues got the deal done, and now fans are excited.
These five reasons are all you need, to see just how good Tarasenko could be in the Blues lineup.