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05-11-2013, 09:55 AM
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nki
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Originally Posted by Darth Yoda View Post
What kind of croc are the swedish commentators rambling on about Slovenia only having 100 registered players. They're making a mockery of the sport especially since the true number is 943. The country only has one six team league and one team in the Austrian league so the vast majority of those 943 would be non-senior players.
Slovenia is a 2 million country, where hockey ranks behind soccer/football, basketball and handball. The infrastructure for hockey is horrific, I'm surprised they are as good as they are. Hopefully some of that will change eventually with Kopitar being hugely popular.

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