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BalticWarrior 11-17-2012 05:13 AM

Roster Talk '13 — Latvia
 
Jevpalovs(QMJHL)-Girgensons(AHL)-Kuzmenkovs(Belorussian mens league)
Bukarts(MHL)-Blueger(NCAA)-Klavins(Swedish Elite League)
Kulda(WHL)-Lipsbergs(CHL)-Golovkovs(MHL)
Jelisejevs(MHL)-Sevcenko-Andersons

Zvirbulis-Zemitis
Augstkalns-Siksna
Skuratovs-Makarovs

Merzlikins/Cimmermanis

This roster should be able to atleast remain in the elite and hell it might even snag a point or two from some stronger opponents.

Statsy 11-19-2012 04:56 AM

Is this lineup just your proposal of how things should look or have the Latvian coaches actually set this out as a preliminary roster?

BalticWarrior 11-19-2012 05:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Statsy (Post 55874349)
Is this lineup just your proposal of how things should look or have the Latvian coaches actually set this out as a preliminary roster?

No this is just my proposal,that i think would be the best.

latvianhockeyfan 11-19-2012 09:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Helo (Post 55829093)
Jevpalovs(QMJHL)-Girgensons(AHL)-Kuzmenkovs(Belorussian mens league)
Bukarts(MHL)-Blueger(NCAA)-Klavins(Swedish Elite League)
Kulda(WHL)-Lipsbergs(CHL)-Golovkovs(MHL)
Jelisejevs(MHL)-Sevcenko-Andersons

Zvirbulis-Zemitis
Augstkalns-Siksna
Skuratovs-Makarovs

Merzlikins/Cimmermanis









This roster should be able to atleast remain in the elite and hell it might even snag a point or two from some stronger opponents.

There will be only Bukarts in roster. Golovkovs are not Bukarts level and Zemitis are too young.

Defense - Lipsbergs, Nimanis

Forwards- Dasutins, Lavrovs will be in 4th line for sure.
Ozolins may be in Golovkovs place.

I hope Girgensons will play, this will help other players too.


Conclusion: Best forwards in U-20 history(close to top6 - might be even Czech Republic quality.

Defense, Goaltending( 9/10 place) - Bad as always- if you compare with other elite group teams, some players can surprise and playing better, than expected.

BalticWarrior 11-19-2012 11:13 AM

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Originally Posted by latvianhockeyfan (Post 55875793)
There will be only Bukarts in roster. Golovkovs are not Bukarts level and Zemitis are too young.

Defense - Lipsbergs, Nimanis

Forwards- Dasutins, Lavrovs will be in 4th line for sure.
Ozolins may be in Golovkovs place.

I hope Girgensons will play, this will help other players too.


Conclusion: Best forwards in U-20 history(close to top6 - might be even Czech Republic quality.

Defense, Goaltending( 9/10 place) - Bad as always- if you compare with other elite group teams, some players can surprise and playing better, than expected.

Golovkovs is pretty solid has pretty decent statistics so i included him.
Yeah Defence is pretty piss poor,but goaltentding is actually pretty solid as Merzlikins has already played in NLA.

zorz 11-19-2012 04:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by latvianhockeyfan (Post 55875793)
There will be only Bukarts in roster. Golovkovs are not Bukarts level and Zemitis are too young.

Defense - Lipsbergs, Nimanis

Forwards- Dasutins, Lavrovs will be in 4th line for sure.
Ozolins may be in Golovkovs place.

I hope Girgensons will play, this will help other players too.


Conclusion: Best forwards in U-20 history(close to top6 - might be even Czech Republic quality.

Defense, Goaltending( 9/10 place) - Bad as always- if you compare with other elite group teams, some players can surprise and playing better, than expected.

I'm really looking forward to CZE-LAT game at this WJC. Hope Girgensons will be there. I only welcome that the last seed is going to be real test this time :nod:

Helpoing 11-26-2012 04:45 AM

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Originally Posted by latvianhockeyfan (Post 55875793)
There will be only Bukarts in roster. Golovkovs are not Bukarts level and Zemitis are too young.

I will agree on Golovkovs, I had more hope for him at the start of the season. But he might make it if some injuries occur or if Girgensons will be forced to stay in the AHL. I'm following Homjakovs, but the fact that Tambijevs didn't take him to Austria earlier this month means no WJC for Edgars.

Zemitis may be 17, but he is one of our biggest d-men (or even the biggest, too lazy to check). While Lipsbergs is a defensive failure, I still can't forget how horrible he played at Zholtok's Memorial. But Lyona likes the latter and is indifferent to the former, so it is probably settled.

Ozolinsh is definitely worth a consideration. Dashutins as well. But Lavrovs... Just because we need a forechecker? Better leave the guy.

Don't like how Kulda is developing in the W and don't consider him a lock at this point.

BalticWarrior 12-01-2012 04:22 AM

Looks like Lipsbergs will be one of the key offensive pieces for this team.
So maybe our offence could be something like

Jevpalovs-Girgensons-Lipsbergs
Rihards Bukarts-Blugers-Klavins
Ozolins-Jelisejevs-Kuzmenkovs
Dasutins-Sevcenko-Andersons

40oz 12-03-2012 09:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Helpoing (Post 56038895)
Don't like how Kulda is developing in the W and don't consider him a lock at this point.

I don't know much about Kulda, but he's looked good for the Oil Kings. Lots of speed, hustle, and surprisingly gritty.

BalticWarrior 12-04-2012 04:07 AM

Oh man i`m so stoked for WJC,can`t wait.

BalticWarrior 12-04-2012 04:16 AM

Just saw our official roster,no klavins... and so many guys from hk riga...i hate Tambijevs thats all i can say.

Huffman 12-04-2012 04:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Helo (Post 56230009)
Just saw our official roster,no klavins... and so many guys from hk riga...i hate Tambijevs thats all i can say.

Klavins has been really good lately, played some games on the top line. Not sure what the coach is thinking here.

#57 12-04-2012 09:13 AM

Did Jevpalovs make the team and when is camp starting for the Latvian team?

BalticWarrior 12-04-2012 09:23 AM

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Originally Posted by #57 (Post 56231893)
Did Jevpalovs make the team and when is camp starting for the Latvian team?

Yes Jevpalovs made the team and if im not mistaken camp starts at 19 december.

BalticWarrior 12-04-2012 09:25 AM

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Originally Posted by perry2perry (Post 56230023)
Klavins has been really good lately, played some games on the top line. Not sure what the coach is thinking here.

Our coach is moron who takes alot of guys who don`t even deserve to be there just because they are from the team he is coaching (hk riga) andd purposley ignores good guys like klavins, **** tambijevs he can go **** himself.

BalticWarrior 12-04-2012 09:37 AM

Rancevs,kurmis,sarkanis,lavrovs among candidates on u 20 and no Klavins :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:

Tambijev GTFO

BalticWarrior 12-04-2012 09:40 AM

Jevpalovs-Girgensons-Lipsbergs
Rihards Bukarts-Blugers-Kuzmenkovs
Ozolins-Jelisejevs-Andersons
Dasutins-Sevcenko-Golovkovs
Begovs as 13th
Small changes to our 2nd line,thanks to our all knowing and wise coach.

smitty10 12-04-2012 01:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by latvianhockeyfan (Post 55875793)
There will be only Bukarts in roster. Golovkovs are not Bukarts level and Zemitis are too young.

Defense - Lipsbergs, Nimanis

Forwards- Dasutins, Lavrovs will be in 4th line for sure.
Ozolins may be in Golovkovs place.

I hope Girgensons will play, this will help other players too.


Conclusion: Best forwards in U-20 history(close to top6 - might be even Czech Republic quality.

Defense, Goaltending( 9/10 place) - Bad as always- if you compare with other elite group teams, some players can surprise and playing better, than expected.

This is a good top 6 for Latvia, but their top 6 doesn't touch a top 6 of Jaskin-Hertl-Frk, Stransky-Faksa-Hyka. The Czechs have a good offensive group, but Latvia should compete with Germany, Slovakia and Switzerland. I think they could finish as high as 6th this year.

latvianhockeyfan 12-04-2012 01:21 PM

Looks like Tambijevs thinks that Latvia is better than Sweden. :laugh:

No Semjonovs, no Klavins:shakehead

BalticWarrior 12-04-2012 01:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by latvianhockeyfan (Post 56237021)
Looks like Tambijevs thinks that Latvia is better than Sweden. :laugh:

No Semjonovs, no Klavins:shakehead

Appearently,Tambijevs blames it all on Klavins for not beiing patriotic and not wanting to play for his country,i call BS.

Daneurism 12-04-2012 01:32 PM

Interesting group that should be even better next year.

latvianhockeyfan 12-04-2012 01:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smitty10 (Post 56236991)
This is a good top 6 for Latvia, but their top 6 doesn't touch a top 6 of Jaskin-Hertl-Frk, Stransky-Faksa-Hyka. The Czechs have a good offensive group, but Latvia should compete with Germany, Slovakia and Switzerland. I think they could finish as high as 6th this year.

Girgensons, Blugers- playing in leagues where U-20 USA, Canada players are playing.

Lipsbergs- start season badly, but now he is scoring in every CHL game.

Jevpalovs- are great fighter and can be very good and has good chemistry with Lipsbergs.

Bukarts- Give him a good partners and their line will be producing goals.

Kuzmenkovs- 26 points in Belarus league and playing very good in defense.(+/- +12)

If I compare Czechs first two lines and ours, there will not be big difference, but our defense are far away from Czechs defense.

BalticWarrior 12-04-2012 01:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Daneurism (Post 56237227)
Interesting group that should be even better next year.

Yeah probably joined by Egle next year,guy is doing great in EJHL(hes 16 and already the leader of his team) hes probably gonna play in ushl soon.

ficohok* 12-04-2012 03:27 PM

Why no Zintis Zusevics on roster ? He is playing for Graz99ers in EBEL league (where my local team plays). His stats aren't that good, one assist in 27 games, but in age of 18 as a foreginer he founded place on roster in men's league that is heavily relying on AHL level of imports.

jfb392 12-04-2012 03:40 PM

Looks like the Sabres will not be letting Girgensons go.
Apparently wasting away in the AHL is much more important.


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