Report: Blues getting calls about Tarasenko

On Saturday, during Hockey Night in Canada Headlines segment, Nick Kypreos said that St. Louis Blues superstar Vladimir Tarasenko is being monitored by multiple teams ever since St. Louis general manager Doug Armstrong stated that everyone is available.


With the holiday trade freeze coming close as the February 25th trade deadline gets closer and closer, the St. Louis Blues will have to make some trades to start winning again since everyone is on the chopping block.
They had a good win the other day, but the St. Louis Blues continue to be a team that a lot of teams are watching, Kypreos said. We know that Doug Armstrong wants to eventually change the make-up of his dressing room. Tarasenko is an interesting topic of discussion. He has a no-trade that kicks in July 1st, so there's a lot of teams that's interested in seeing what direction [the Blues] want to go. 
So far this season, Tarasenko scored 9 goals and has 20 points.
Goal scoring at a premium, Kypreos continued. A team like Carolina, that had [William] Nylander on their watch list up until he signed with Toronto, still remains in the hunt for a goal scorer. At $7.5 million, it's a lot of money, but it's not $8.5 or $9 million. He's going to have four more years left on that contract, it would take a significant trade, but a lot of teams view him as a Phil Kessel type of guy that can come in and be a great supporting cast, Kypreos said.
Every player is expendable to a degree, could we see Tarasenko leaving St. Louis and what would St. Louis get in return?

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