Avalanche Friday Fun: Playing the (St. Louis) Blues

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Tarasenko Got Back

Jan 19, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Blues right wing Vladimir Tarasenko (91) controls the puck against the Colorado Avalanche during the second period at Scottrade Center. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

People often react to Vladimir Tarasenko. He’s an offensive little right wing, scoring goals and making plays with fancy stickwork and skating.

That does not be what seems to amaze Avalanche forwards Gabriel Landeskog and Nathan MacKinnon as well as Tarasenko’s teammate Jori Lehtera. Instead, they all seem to be staring at Tarasenko’s padded, well, butt:

"“Shake that healthy butt Tary got back. (…with the Russian booty.)” – Sir Mix-A-Lot"

Poor Tary — he really is just trying to score a goal.