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05-01-2008, 11:02 AM
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How can SLOVENIA do it?

Population just over 2million but ONLY 766 registered hockey players (2006) --yet here they are in the WHC and they have produced several pro (Kopitar/L.A.,NHL;Rodman and others/europros,and some good Jr. CHL players = Jan Mursak/Bellevile )...how can they dothis with so few guys playing hockey over there?It is amazing.

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05-01-2008, 04:57 PM
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if kopitar has a 10 point game.

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if kopitar has a 10 point game.
The question wasn't how can they win

I, too, think it's quite remarkable that they can even get a team into the mens world championships. With the few rinks they have and low number of registered hockey players it's really quite something. I'd be curious to see how many guys on their roster are homegrown though, and didn't leave like Kopitar.

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05-02-2008, 04:59 AM
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I'd be curious to see how many guys on their roster are homegrown though, and didn't leave like Kopitar.
Pretty much everybody... Except T. Razingar, the Rodman brothers and J. Golicic. There are some very good youngsters (note Jan Mursak) playing abroad now, but like 10 years ago, just a few.

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they have a team or two in the Austrian League, allows their players to grow.

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10-24-2008, 06:53 AM
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a few years ago,labbatts sponsored the over age 70 world cup in vancouver. our edmonton team won it. the slovenians were last but won the beer drinking contest at the banquet.

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10-24-2008, 05:25 PM
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they have a team or two in the Austrian League, allows their players to grow.
We have two teams in EBEL and Hungarians have one, so it's more like a regional league now.

And I'm sure we are capable of playing in WHC regularly if our players show up for every game, not only one or two per tournament.

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and they can brawl too.


http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...69738883951656

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The IIHF should check the water in Slovenia. lol I think it could just be genetics combined with good training.

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Here Tomas Razinger scores two goals while his team was down two men

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvFLPVlqqeM

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Here Tomas Razinger scores two goals while his team was down two men

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvFLPVlqqeM
Oh boy, the Caps are godawful

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Bostjan Golicic is another guy from Slovenia. He plays for the Hitmen in the WHL and is putting up pretty respectable numbers.

http://whl.ca/stats/player.php?id=25032

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slovenia lost to japan today in a shootout...

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02-08-2009, 11:00 AM
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slovenia lost to japan today in a shootout...
Yes, a shameful performance.

Slovenia will stay where it is, in Div II until we replace all of the people in our hockey organization. I find it more remarkable, that we are able to get to WHC, with people like that at the helm.

For this Olympic qualification, the head coach was selected 20 days before the start because the executives (HZS) couldn't make up their mind. The team had 0 preparation games, the head coach saw only 2 games in our league before selecting the roster (he didn't know anyone prior to that) and some players didn't come because of executive incompetence (our second NA professional player Jan Muršak didn't come, because HZS didn't want to pay for his plane ticket!!). All in all it is a miracle that we ever played in WHC.

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Does Slovenia have a domestic league or a farm league to the teams in the Austrian league. I am just curious because (I know this is annoying when people do this) but I am looking to go to Europe to play. I am Slovenian and have junior C experience. Please PM me if you know anything.
Is hockey growing in Slovenia, or do people not really care much?

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Slovenia has a couple of teams playing in the Austrian League. Can anyone tell me why players like the Marcel Rodman, David Rodman, Ales Kranjc, Tomaz Razingar and Sabahudin Kovacevic are not in the NHL? Most of them could probably play in the NHL and have around a point a game average every year.

http://www.eliteprospects.com/team.p...9&status=stats

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Did Slovenia qualify for 2010 Olympics?

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Did Slovenia qualify for 2010 Olympics?
Nope, they didn't even qualify for the elite division Worlds next year. They're currently ranked 17th.

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Slovenia has a couple of teams playing in the Austrian League. Can anyone tell me why players like the Marcel Rodman, David Rodman, Ales Kranjc, Tomaz Razingar and Sabahudin Kovacevic are not in the NHL? Most of them could probably play in the NHL and have around a point a game average every year.

http://www.eliteprospects.com/team.p...9&status=stats
Simple. Because averaging about a point a game in the EBEL is no where near averaging a point a game in the NHL.

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Nope, they didn't even qualify for the elite division Worlds next year. They're currently ranked 17th.
The IIHF world ranking does not decide what teams go to the World Championships. It is only used for Olympics qualifying. The World Championships are decided through the tournaments. Look at Hungary; ranked 20th last year, and in the elite division. If a national team can win games, they go to the top level of play. The better they do in the World Championship, the higher they are ranked by the IIHF.


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The IIHF world ranking does not decide what teams go to the World Championships. It is only used for Olympics qualifying. The World Championships are decided through the tournaments. Look at Hungary; ranked 20th last year, and in the elite division. If a national team can win games, they go to the top level of play. The better they do in the World Championship, the higher they are ranked by the IIHF.
No ***** Sherlock. I never implied that they determined the World Championship berths, I simply stated the fact that not only are the Slovenians not in the Olympics, they're quite a ways off from even being able to compete for a spot.

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No ***** Sherlock. I never implied that they determined the World Championship berths, I simply stated the fact that not only are the Slovenians not in the Olympics, they're quite a ways off from even being able to compete for a spot.
http://www.iihf.com/channels0809/oly...n/group-e.html

they did terrible in olympic qualifiers. No Kopitar but still. not even ahead of Japan in that particular qualification tournament.

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