Roster Talk '13 — Latvia
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12-18-2012, 07:32 AM
Join Date: Apr 2006
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On 21.12.2012 (day before final roster is announced) team will face Latvian league All-star team.
Should definitely try to watch this game.
To anyone not aware, Latvian league currently is in a wretched state and mostly consists of half-professional veterans and U18 players.
Where did you hear about that? I can't find anything about it on SC, Delfi, lhf.lv, etc. There's surprisingly almost no mention of the junior team at all on the federation's site, other than the upcoming games list, where this isn't mentioned. You'd think they'd put in at least a minimal effort to try and build some kind of interest and support for the boys. Even their facebook page has nothing, yet they find the time to post videos of Kenins baking cookies for Christmas. Pretty ridiculous if you ask me.
As for the situation with the Latvian League, it's never going to be anything more than what it is now, nor should it really be expected to be. LV simply doesn't have the population to support a true pro league, both fan wise, player wise and in terms of available investors. It's akin to expecting any major city to have a league of its own. Entirely unnecessary. The best players should be playing in more established leagues as it is to further their careers and progress.
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