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12-04-2012, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by latvianhockeyfan View Post
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.

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