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F Alexander Khokhlachev (2011, 40th overall, Boston)

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11-23-2011, 10:48 PM
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Is he better than Vladislav Namestnikov?
I've always liked Khoko better, going back well before he was ever Bruins property. Namestnikov has a couple inches of height and is faster but Khoko is a better hockey player IMO. Too many nights Namestnikov does absolutely nothing. When he's on Namestnikov is a pretty special player but I always thought Khoklachev should have been drafted higher.

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11-23-2011, 11:12 PM
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I've always liked Khoko better, going back well before he was ever Bruins property. Namestnikov has a couple inches of height and is faster but Khoko is a better hockey player IMO. Too many nights Namestnikov does absolutely nothing. When he's on Namestnikov is a pretty special player but I always thought Khoklachev should have been drafted higher.
I would agree with this. I was never really high on Namestnikov and didn't think he was first round talent. There were a couple players I thought should have gone before him.

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11-25-2011, 11:03 PM
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Alexander Khokhlachev- Where would he have gone in 2012?

Say that no one would have drafted him in 2011. Where would he have gone in this years draft? He was only draft eligible by a couple days i believe. He is 10 points behind Nail Yakupov on a weaker team.

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11-26-2011, 03:51 AM
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you can take a look at my list here

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I'd have him in the Hudon to Gordon range, which is 10-12. I thought Boston made a great pick selecting him in the 2nd round.

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11-26-2011, 05:01 AM
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A team looking for a real offensive talent would probably take him somewhere in the teens I would imagine, whether that would be high or low teens I can't tell you. There's a real lack of offensive talent coming out of the CHL in this year's draft, not a lot of forwards putting up numbers to justify high first round selections so someone would probably take a risk on Khoklachev pretty high even though he's neither big nor fast. I thought he was a late first round talent in last year's draft.
Khoko's season this year has been three streaks, he came out like hell on wheels with four goals and eight assists in the first six games in September and early October, then he went on a cold streak for the rest of October with only five assists in ten games, then November came and he has eight goals and ten assists in only ten games so far. If he can stay away from the prolonged cold streak, assuming he misses some games for the World Juniors he's probably looking at 80-90 points in 60ish games this years if not more (if he plays like he has in the first six and the last ten than 100 isn't completely out of the question). Those numbers will absolutely dwarf a kid like Athanasiou's who's listed as a first round pick everywhere I go.

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11-26-2011, 10:17 AM
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20-30 I think. I don't know.

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11-27-2011, 06:18 PM
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11-27-2011, 06:34 PM
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Probably would be a 1st rounder in 2012. But then again, i thought there was a chance of that last year as well. Really think Boston got a steal grabbing him where they did.

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11-27-2011, 08:11 PM
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If you say " I dont know" whats the point of posting?

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Good to see he's been as dominant in the WJC as in the OHL. Does everything right and has a good scoring touch.

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Kid put on a show tongith for Russia. I thought he looked great in all three zones, and he made some great plays on the PK plus put up a goal and 2 helpers. Couldn't be happier with this B's prospect.

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01-03-2012, 11:07 PM
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Full fledged steal. The kid looks sharp. Give him another year in Junior and hope he wants to play a season in the AHL to get stronger.

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01-03-2012, 11:15 PM
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Kid put on a show tongith for Russia. I thought he looked great in all three zones, and he made some great plays on the PK plus put up a goal and 2 helpers. Couldn't be happier with this B's prospect.
I agree he played very well. I could be happier though, was hoping Koko would have an off game tonight.

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01-03-2012, 11:36 PM
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Looked pretty good tonight, played a lot on the PK too.

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01-04-2012, 04:24 PM
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Bruins drafted two of the best players from yesterdays game in Dougie Hamilton and Koko. (actually both fell onto the Bruins laps)

Koko is like a little piece of rock and will go into the dirty corners, take punishment in front of the net on top of this make sweet passes on the open ice. Skating is looking better and better. Overall a fierce competitor

Would of been drafted in the 1st round this year.

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01-04-2012, 04:49 PM
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How did you come to the conclusion that I hate the Bruins and that I'm putting down Khoklachev?

If he is a steal then I wonder what Tobias Reider who was drafted in the 4th round by Edmonton is.

Like I said, the term steal is thrown around too often. Come up with atleast 10 players he should have been taken before. Even then you can't really even judge that because it hasn't even been a year since the draft.
You obviously dislike the Bruins. You seem to jump on and criticize everything Bruin on these boards.

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01-04-2012, 05:22 PM
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If the NHL draft cut-off was 1 week earlier, he would have been a 2012 pick. I wonder where he'd go in the 2012 draft, had that been the case? Top 20 pick? He's basically the same age as Yakupov, and took a very similar path (both played in the MHL in 09/10, then the OHL in 10/11 and 11/12). I've been impressed with him in the few times I've seen Windsor play, I don't know about the Grabovski comparison (Grabo relies mostly on blazing speed, which KoKo doesn't have), but he looks like a guy with the upside to play on a 1st or 2nd line in the NHL. A bit small, and not a speed demon like many smaller players, but seems to have a solid skill set, a good hockey IQ, and good hustle.

With regards to him potentially being a steal, a lot of pretty hyped players fell to the 40s in last years draft. KoKo, Jaskin, Rask and Saad went 40, 41, 42 and 43, all were considered to have good shots at getting drafted in the 1st round. Then again, 3 of those 4 are guys of European descent, and for whatever reason fans do seem to fall more in love with European prospects than scouts do (possibly due to generally flashier games?).

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01-04-2012, 05:52 PM
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He reminds me a-lot of Alexander Mogilny

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01-04-2012, 05:58 PM
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If the NHL draft cut-off was 1 week earlier, he would have been a 2012 pick. I wonder where he'd go in the 2012 draft, had that been the case? Top 20 pick? He's basically the same age as Yakupov, and took a very similar path (both played in the MHL in 09/10, then the OHL in 10/11 and 11/12). I've been impressed with him in the few times I've seen Windsor play, I don't know about the Grabovski comparison (Grabo relies mostly on blazing speed, which KoKo doesn't have), but he looks like a guy with the upside to play on a 1st or 2nd line in the NHL. A bit small, and not a speed demon like many smaller players, but seems to have a solid skill set, a good hockey IQ, and good hustle.

With regards to him potentially being a steal, a lot of pretty hyped players fell to the 40s in last years draft. KoKo, Jaskin, Rask and Saad went 40, 41, 42 and 43, all were considered to have good shots at getting drafted in the 1st round. Then again, 3 of those 4 are guys of European descent, and for whatever reason fans do seem to fall more in love with European prospects than scouts do (possibly due to generally flashier games?).
the reason why koko is considered a steal vs guys like Saad and Rask is that, he put up very good points for a 1st year ohl player, came top 5 in scoring in the ohl playoffs and played hard consistently.

Saad and Rask underachieved for the most part of the year. In a way they deserved to be drafted where they did.

Koko the way he is playing now would be drafted anywhere from 10-20 imo

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01-04-2012, 06:00 PM
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He reminds me a-lot of Alexander Mogilny
really? one thing for sure is that, his skating style is alot like Jagr

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Does anyone know why Khokhlachev didn´t play the last few games?

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03-13-2012, 05:01 PM
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Does anyone know why Khokhlachev didn´t play the last few games?
I think he has a ruptured spleen.

EDIT: Sorry, kidney.

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Does anyone believe the rumors of him bolting to the KHL to be true? It seems its either play for the Bruins or play in the KHL next year? Has there been any recent news about him?

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Does anyone believe the rumors of him bolting to the KHL to be true? It seems its either play for the Bruins or play in the KHL next year? Has there been any recent news about him?
thats what it sounds like. I don't think anything official has come out but I doubt hes going back to Windsor next year.

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thats what it sounds like. I don't think anything official has come out but I doubt hes going back to Windsor next year.
Which frankly isn't the end of the world. Theyd obviously rather have him play top six minutes at Windsor, but the KHL wont exactly stifle his development if he gets to play. Kid is very young, he wouldnt be on the Bruins for at least a couple more years. I can understand someone wanting to go back home if he wasnt going to be on the big club.

Hope he doesnt sign more than a two year contract tho, then id be worried. All indication was when he was drafted that he wanted to play in NA, so we'll see.

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