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We are confident that we will sign Vladimir. As we approach free agency, many believe that we are running out of time.. We aren't. Tarasenko is in Russia getting married right now, so I do not think he will sign today. But, I do think he will sign soon...
Armstrong has informed us that he will match any offer that another team will give Vlad, but teams that have the money seem interested, and most teams don't have the money. We do. The Blues have about $14-15 million in cap, so signing Tarasenko is not a problem. “We’ll talk to our own restricted free agents, but we’re going to stay away from the unrestricteds until we find out what Vladi’s intentions are,” Armstrong stated. He also told us that Vlad knows he is the Blues priority. He had the most points on the Blues last season, with 37 goals [5th in the league]. In a conclusive statement, Army said, "I’m comfortable that he’ll be a Blue.”