Jan. 11, 2018
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>pharrow</b></div><div>Studnicka isn't Barzal, and their prospect pool is not deep. If it was, they would be using it. They lack depth scoring. They don't have guys who can fill that role.
Every team likes to hype prospects, it doesn't mean they are actually difference makers.
This team like all good teams is going to age out. the question is when. It happens to every good team. They are no different. Which is why they should sell out and go for the cup.
That's what you build a team for. This is the best shot they will probably have in the next 10 years.</div></div>
From what I've seen, Boston tends to prefer letting their prospects develop in the Ahl and only uses them when absolutely necessary. It is a bit strong to compare Studnicka to Barzal right now because he is still developing, but he looked strong in the games he played during his call-up. Their defensive prospect pool is very deep, especially at LD, with Vaak, who's been dominating in Providence after being sent back down from a call-up in which he played well, Lauzon, who has played well at the NHL level before, and Zboril. I do think that the prospect pool is over-hyped, but saying that it isn't deep and that they would be using them if it was is wrong. They have been using them even though they prefer not to.