Dinamo Riga 17/18 - Predicted Gargarin Cup Champions!
Spurred on by hansomreiste comment and steap for creating the Sibir thread.. Here is the Dinamo Riga thread!
We only have 1 player with a sure contract next season: UVIS JANIS BALINSKIS. He's from HK Riga in the juniors.
Usually we leave it very late to sign up the usual core of Team Latvia and star guys like Indrasis and Redlihs.
I wouldn't mind if we decided to extend Colton Gillies contract as he was playing like a man possessed during their final 2 games, even though the games meant nothing he gave 200% effort. Tim Sestito while his points dropped he seems like a good guy so I don't mind either way.
We should remove Sejejs from Head Coach, he has no idea what he's doing!
Attendance was shocking for Riga, but you can't blame the locals, its not exactly cheap and they had a no hope season. However Wingas (basically Gazprom) have paying the bills and seem happy to do so, they even write hockey blogs on their website (http://www.powerplay.wingas.com/en/)
I'd really like to see us try and recruit properly. No more failed AHL dropouts that would be better suited to the British leagues please. Spend some money and try to replace the leadership we've clearly lost since Ozo retired