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Hyped Prospects that Turned into Busts: Alexander Khokhlachev

Drafting and prospecting are always gambles. NHL teams and executives have trust in their scouts to provide the most accurate information on up-and-coming prospects. Teams look for players that fit into their roster in the future. But we do have to remember that every player is different, and they may or may not ultimately end up playing in the NHL. Alexander Khokhlachev Khokhlachev was a former second-round pick of the Bruins back in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Coming out of the draft, many people saw the Russian prospect as a top-six forward, with elite, gifted offensive abilities.   The Moscow native wowed fans with his elite talent both in junior and in the AHL. In his final junior season, Khokhlachev scored 48 points in just 29 games with the Windsor Spitfires. Khokhlachev then continued his development in Providence (AHL). In his first pro season, he scored an impressive 57 points in 65 games. Khokhlachev gained popularity among hockey fans and was described as a sly, creative fo

Will Jack Studnicka Become a Bruins Regular this Season?

Jack Studnicka was touted as a top prospect in the Boston Bruins organization, and he still is. Studnicka was a former second-round pick by the Bruins in 2017, but has yet to crack a full-time spot on the roster. Studnicka is currently 23 years old and is likely on the brink of the end of his development period. Will Studnicka finally crack an NHL roster spot?  It is either now or never for Studnicka. The Tecumseh native is running out of time. The Bruins have invested a lot of time in the development of Studnicka. This season may be the end of the ropes for Studnicka and the organization.   Studnicka is a player that has found success in the AHL but has yet to transition his play to the NHL. Could a trade and a fresh start be warranted for the prospect? For sure. Last season, Studnicka spent most of his time with the Providence Bruins in the AHL. He suited up for 41 games and scored a pretty decent 35 points. Studnicka, ended up playing 15 NHL games with Boston and only scoring thr