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02-13-2013, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by ozo View Post
Oh, the horror! Most of us kinda feel that it would be in the best interests of our hockey that we'd go even further and have our best team playing strictly in Latvia, meaning we have a healthy local hockey community like Switzerland does.
That would have both upsides and downsizes.

I admit it is not really a healthy situation when there is only one elite hockey club in a hockey country. Latvian hockey could benefit from more competition inside its borders.

Then again, forming a good domestic hockey league requires money which Latvia does not have. If Dinamo Riga was to be dismembered where would it's players go. They would not play in Latvian league but they would go the other KHL clubs or Finnish, Swedish, Czech, Swiss, German etc. leagues.

The only change Latvian hockey fans to see players like Karsums, Indrasis and foreigners such as Giroux is that Dinamo remains in the KHL.

And why can't Latvia form a domestic league while Dinamo plays in the KHL? They are not mutually exclusive things.

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