On Tuesday Vladimir Tarasenko skated for the first time with his new teammates at the Blues Ice Zone in Hazelwood, Missouri. A huge crowd was there to applaud his first practice with the St. Louis Blues and many of them were wearing Tarasenko jerseys from his Russian team. It has been a long time since the fans in St. Louis have been as excited about a rookie player. The hype for Tarasenko has exceed that of the number one overall pick Erik Johnson and fan favorite T.J. Oshie when they were rookies. The excitement is also there because the team is a contender this year and Tarasenko could be the missing piece to the puzzle.