Vladimir Tarasenko: “I’m under contract for the next season” (Photo © Bruce Bennet/Getty Images)
Vladimir Tarasenko, one of the top Russian players eligible for the upcoming 2010 NHL Entry Draft, confirmed that he is under contract for the 2010/11 season.
RussianHockeyFans.com offers you a translation of the most interesting quotes from an interview recently appeared on Sibir Novosibirsk’s official site.
Vladimir, let’s talk again about the recent WJC. There was a lot of speculation about the conflict between the team’s head coach, Vladimir Plyuschev, and the team’s captain, Nikita Filatov. If there is no team then there can’t either be results. Do you agree?
Vladimir Tarasenko: Yes, there was no team spirit. We couldn’t work as a true team and I don’t know who’s to blame. But there are also other reasons. Team USA played together the whole year, they skated in some tournaments together. This might have had an impact over the tournament.
Is your contract with Sibir valid also for the following season?
Vladimir Tarasenko: Yes, it is. But this is not the only reason. I think I should continue my career with Sibir also because of the human conditions. There are a lot of people that really helped me. First of all – my family.