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05-24-2012, 02:22 AM
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BalticWarrior
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Originally Posted by Holden Caulfield View Post
Latvians do amazing and are only getting better BUT the entire country has only 2.2 million people. Canada has 3 CITIES that have a larger population. Latvia does unreal for their population and you have to respect how much passion they have for the game, it is one of my favourite countries for hockey (I will make it out to Riga one day, my next Europe trip I want to hit Eastern Europe), but they simply will not be able to be a real medal threat or anything due to simple population. Not enough people to create enough depth. Even Slovakia and Finland have 5.4 million each (the next smallest of the major countries) double + 1 million. If Latvia had 5 million people, they would EASILY be a top country, IMO.
Just wanted to correct you that Latvia is in northen europe also even if we can`t be medal contender we can become TOP 8 nation someday.

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