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BalticWarrior 12-31-2012 04:19 AM

Prospect Rodrigo Abols
 
http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=154962

Hes been great playing against men in Latvian league,yeah i know our league sucks,but this guy looks good,has very good size for a 16 y.o 6`3,and from what little i have seen from him hes really skilled.

Profins 12-31-2012 06:00 AM

He's bigger than 6'0. He's 6'3 -> http://bauerselectslatvia.eu/lv/spel...rigo-abols/337

BalticWarrior 12-31-2012 06:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Profins (Post 56952109)

Thanks for correcting me! :handclap: have you seen this guy play? any impressions?

Profins 12-31-2012 06:14 AM

Not really. I know absolutely nothing about him. Seems he has a great frame. However, he has to move away from Latvia next year if he wants to achieve something. There are better coaches abroad, better conditions for hockey and bigger chances that any scout cathes a sight of him.

BalticWarrior 12-31-2012 06:14 AM

Also would like to add that this guy will play for our u-18 this spring and probably be one of the bigger offensive threats.

Profins 12-31-2012 08:40 AM

I doubt that he's that good, but will see. I guess Locans / Vasilonoks / Bukarts / Egle will be the best on the offensive end.

BalticWarrior 12-31-2012 09:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Profins (Post 56956273)
I doubt that he's that good, but will see. I guess Locans / Vasilonoks / Bukarts / Egle will be the best on the offensive end.

I have the feeling Abols will suprise a few people,playing against men no matter how strong the league is no small feat and he scores in almost every game in Latvian championship,plus his size 6`3 is a real bonus.

BalticWarrior 12-31-2012 09:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Profins (Post 56956273)
I doubt that he's that good, but will see. I guess Locans / Vasilonoks / Bukarts / Egle will be the best on the offensive end.

Also you forgot Arturs Buss and Davis Zembergs ;)

Profins 12-31-2012 11:48 AM

Well, Buss is little bit higher than average, he's a 96' born and plays in EmJHL, which is not the "greatest" league and has average stats.

Zembergs - yes, many have said that he's talanted and a great player. Probably he is, i just didn't count him in, because this season isn't too lucky for him - he was injured for a long time. And that means - lack of practice, still being in EmJHL (he could have been promoted). I hope the next season will be better for him.

smitty10 12-31-2012 09:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Profins (Post 56952311)
Not really. I know absolutely nothing about him. Seems he has a great frame. However, he has to move away from Latvia next year if he wants to achieve something. There are better coaches abroad, better conditions for hockey and bigger chances that any scout cathes a sight of him.

If he goes to the Belarusian league he could get some recognition. Kristians Pelss, Sergei Kostitsyn, Sergei Kolosov, Kaspars Daugavins and Sergei Kukushkin have all been drafted from that league (2004-now) and both Arturs Gavrus and Mikhail Grabovski spent time there since being drafted. Maybe he'll move there?

BalticWarrior 01-01-2013 02:51 AM

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Originally Posted by smitty10 (Post 56977523)
If he goes to the Belarusian league he could get some recognition. Kristians Pelss, Sergei Kostitsyn, Sergei Kolosov, Kaspars Daugavins and Sergei Kukushkin have all been drafted from that league (2004-now) and both Arturs Gavrus and Mikhail Grabovski spent time there since being drafted. Maybe he'll move there?

I think its more likely he will just move to some NA league like EJHL

BalticWarrior 01-01-2013 02:53 AM

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Originally Posted by Profins (Post 56963949)
Well, Buss is little bit higher than average, he's a 96' born and plays in EmJHL, which is not the "greatest" league and has average stats.

Zembergs - yes, many have said that he's talanted and a great player. Probably he is, i just didn't count him in, because this season isn't too lucky for him - he was injured for a long time. And that means - lack of practice, still being in EmJHL (he could have been promoted). I hope the next season will be better for him.

From what i know he now plays in EJHL

Profins 01-01-2013 09:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Helo (Post 56980763)
From what i know he now plays in EJHL

I doubt that, at least i haven't seen any hints that he's playing in EJHL

GX 01-01-2013 09:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Helo (Post 56957787)
Also you forgot Arturs Buss and Davis Zembergs ;)

Rūdolfs Pētersons (Juniors Riga), imo, is truly impressive on ice and one of the potential leaders as well. With Nazarovs being the head coach, we'll see half of the Juniors Riga roster on the NT anyway..

BalticWarrior 01-01-2013 09:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Profins (Post 56982493)
I doubt that, at least i haven't seen any hints that he's playing in EJHL

http://www.easternjunior.com/roster_players/1016102
Correct me if im wrong but isnt he in EJHL?

BalticWarrior 01-01-2013 09:34 AM

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Originally Posted by GX (Post 56982577)
Rūdolfs Pētersons (Juniors Riga), imo, is truly impressive on ice and one of the potential leaders as well. With Nazarovs being the head coach, we'll see half of the Juniors Riga roster on the NT anyway..

96 borns look very promising for us.

kellmuff96 01-04-2013 09:29 AM

I help organize a U16/U18 tournament here in Canada and last year the Latvia Bauer Selects (96s) came to our tournament. They lost in the final but were the best team all weekend.

Abols, Zembergs, and Buss were all very good players. I hope to see more of them in the future at the international level.

n80 02-07-2013 02:45 PM

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Originally Posted by kellmuff96 (Post 57094257)
I help organize a U16/U18 tournament here in Canada and last year the Latvia Bauer Selects (96s) came to our tournament. They lost in the final but were the best team all weekend.

Abols, Zembergs, and Buss were all very good players. I hope to see more of them in the future at the international level.

As far as I remember - Abols was the best player of this tournament?:handclap:

Hope to see this kid somewhere in North America...:sarcasm:

n80 05-26-2013 02:33 PM

Rodrigo Abols - Drafted 2013, round 5 #4 overall by Dinamo Riga in the KHL Draft

BalticWarrior 05-27-2013 12:42 AM

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Originally Posted by n80 (Post 66623457)
Rodrigo Abols - Drafted 2013, round 5 #4 overall by Dinamo Riga in the KHL Draft

Good,so that means we will see hhim in MHL next season :handclap:

n80 05-27-2013 08:11 AM

From what I know, Rodrigo wants to play in NA...

ozo 05-27-2013 08:40 AM

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Originally Posted by n80 (Post 66649793)
From what I know, Rodrigo wants to play in NA...

Like every kid in the world? If he gets a decent offer, he will be playing there as soon as he gets the chance.

BalticWarrior 05-27-2013 10:05 AM

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Originally Posted by ozo (Post 66650139)
Like every kid in the world? If he gets a decent offer, he will be playing there as soon as he gets the chance.

Exactly,one year in MHL doesnt stop him from crossing the pond a bit later.

Latgale_fan 08-30-2013 03:11 PM

Played on HK Riga's 4th line together with other 96 born guys in World Junior Cup 2013 vs Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL), Omsk Hawks (MHL), Vitkovice Steel (Czech U20) and Sudbury Wolves (OHL), got an assist in 4 games. Also got an assist playing for U20 team in a prep tournament.


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