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04-27-2012, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by DrStrangelife View Post
Yeah, followed most of his games in regular season, also playoffs where he sadly played only one game( but maybe it was for the best). When I think about the next season, its very unlikely that Daugavins will stay in Ottawa, that's sort of sad, because he probably felt at home there. Not to mention that the fans loved him too.

I really hope that at least his NHL years aren't over and some other team will pick him up. Because of his excellent defensive capabilities I believe he belongs in NHL he also knows how to put the puck in the net too, not often but still capable. If he goes away then there's nobody left in NHL from Latvia, if we assume that he doesn't want to stay in AHL(can we really hope that Kulda or Bartulis will become solid NHL players?(I think unlikely))

All the best to you Daugavins and I hope you'll bring your Magic to this WC too!!
I think Daugavins will be back in the NHL next year. He's a good fourth line guy and seems to be a good dressing room influence. Although that will only take a guy so far, I can see him staying in the NHL for at least another season. He plays an NHL style of game and has the grit that it takes to be successful in a depth role in this league.

Kulda will almost certainly be In the NHL next season. He should have been there his year, but there were some guys on one-way contracts that got in ahead of him. Bartulis may be claimed off waivers if he doesn't make the Flyers next year. I can see the New York Islanders or another team with weak defense claiming him of he comes available.

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