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04-12-2013, 04:52 PM
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Bjorkstrand is safe from Lipsbergs who's out of the race but in play-offs Kulda hs stepped up his game and guess who's nr.2 in top rookies in play-offs. A Latvian again:
1. Oliver Bjorkstrand 10 games 5+8= 13 points
2. Edgars Kulda 9 games 2+7= 9 points
Of course now Bjorkstrand's lead is a big one but funny how the competition is still Latvian... Plus Kulda is of the ''right'' draft year unlike overager Lipsbergs (though Kulda's just late 94 too).
In QMJHL perhaps with less glamour but still Nikita Jevpalovs is 7th among rookies with 9 games and 2+5 = 7 points.
Both Kulda's Edmonton and Jevpalovs' Blainville-Boisbriand look pretty great so far, so I hope at least one of these teams makes it to the Memorial Cup.
I hope that recent success of Latvian draftees in CHL will help future Latvians also get into the league and show their skill. Couple of 95s like Bukarts, Golovkovs and/or Homjakovs could also be very potent. In any case 94s show that it is indeed offensively probably the most talented year Latvia has ever produced and it is a shame we're not in WJC next year.
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