Source: CSN New England
Alex Khokhlachev's English is always improving, but even so his words were sending a pretty clear message in his second language.
The 19-year-old Russian winger makes no bones about the KHL being the "second-best" hockey league in the world as he prepares to play overseas next season, and is 100-percent clear his intentions are to play in Boston two seasons from now in 2013-14.
That will be the first year of a three-year entry level deal with the Bruins that will be an interesting case study with the Bruins. They haven't had many Russian players during the Chiarelli regime in Boston partly due to the difficulty in keeping them playing in North American, but the 2011 second round pick appears to be an exception to the rule.
He'll play one season for his father Igor's Spartak team in Russia, and sounds like he's intent on avoiding becoming another Alexander Radulov case bouncing back and forth between KHL and NHL.
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