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Doug Armstrong

Tarasenko signs eight-year, $60 million contract

Vladimir Tarasenko won't be leaving St. Louis anytime soon. The Blues and the star right winger agreed to an eight-year, $60 million contract ($7.5 annual average value). The eight-year term is the maximum length allowable under the NHL's collective-bargaining agreement. "I think it's a great day in Blues' history to get a player of Vladi's caliber locked into the organization through the prime of his career," Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said. "We saw, I think, just the tip of the iceberg of what Vladi can do in this league last year highlight-reel goals in New York and against Minnesota in the playoffs and against Minnesota in the playoffs....