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05-25-2012, 12:00 PM
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And Karsums was 1st round 64th overall

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And Karsums was 1st round 64th overall
So what is the best non drafted latvian player??

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So what is the best non drafted latvian player??
Best non drafted,hm.. i`d say Mikelis Redlihs as of now.

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Best non drafted,hm.. i`d say Mikelis Redlihs as of now.
Wow...he is not drafted....that is beyond comprehension!

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Wow...he is not drafted....that is beyond comprehension!
Maybe this could be due to him beeing Latvian,you know small countries prospects aren`t taken as seriously as prospects from top 7 countries.

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Maybe this could be due to him beeing Latvian,you know small countries prospects aren`t taken as seriously as prospects from top 7 countries.
yeah...curse for a long time for danish hockey.
Former Danish SEL stars Heinz Ehlers, Jens Nielsen and Jesper Duus was drafted in the 1980's but never got to play in NHL.......though I think they would have been able to do so both skill wise and physically!
Thatss why everything was on Frans Nielsen's shoulders when he had to take the shootout for Islanders!

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It's a long hard struggle to overcome this small-hockey-nation effect!

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yeah...curse for a long time for danish hockey.
Former Danish SEL stars Heinz Ehlers, Jens Nielsen and Jesper Duus was drafted in the 1980's but never got to play in NHL.......though I think they would have been able to do so both skill wise and physically!
Thatss why everything was on Frans Nielsen's shoulders when he had to take the shootout for Islanders!
Same for Lauris Darzins,he was drafted but never got called up in Predators roster,i think he has th qualities of NHL player,but he was severly underrated when he was in his juniors.
I mean you saw the videos with his stickhandling and shooutout skills etc. Amazing,really,such a shame he will be playing for Kazan next year as well,would really wanted to see him in Dinamo Riga jersey

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It's a long hard struggle to overcome this small-hockey-nation effect!
But it seems that both Denmark and Latvia are slowly,but surely overcomming it.

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But it seems that both Denmark and Latvia are slowly,but surely overcomming it.
Yeah...since so many russians and czechs don't go to NHL but KHL instead it gives openings to lesser european countries!

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Same for Lauris Darzins,he was drafted but never got called up in Predators roster,i think he has th qualities of NHL player,but he was severly underrated when he was in his juniors.
I mean you saw the videos with his stickhandling and shooutout skills etc. Amazing,really,such a shame he will be playing for Kazan next year as well,would really wanted to see him in Dinamo Riga jersey
More money in Kazan than Dinamo Riga???

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Yeah...since so many russians and czechs don't go to NHL but KHL instead it gives openings to lesser european countries!
Plus,well atleast for Latvia,we also have some good prospects in KHL who could become next stars in KHL.Diversity is important,because if for some reason you dont get the NHL players you still have enough skilled players to fill your roster.

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More money in Kazan than Dinamo Riga???
That would be an understatement,the gap in budgets between these 2 clubs is ridicilous.

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That would be an understatement,the gap in budgets between these 2 clubs is ridicilous.
So in Kazakstan they have some oligarks with a heavy purse!

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So in Kazakstan they have some oligarks with a heavy purse!
No,thats Astana Baris. Ak bars of kazan(where Darzins plays) is from Tatarastan which is a province in Russia,this province is filled with oil so thats why the club gets huge money.


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No,thats Astana Baris. Ak bars of kazan(where Darzins plays) is from Tatarastan which is a province in Russia,this province is filled with oil so thats why the club gets huge money.
Ah...my mistake. So some have oligarks and some have oil...some probably both
So what about the old "Sovjet" hockey clubs like CSKA for instance - are they struggling financially, or have some in goverment or private men taken over for financial control?

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Ah...my mistake. So some have oligarks and some have oil...some probably both
So what about the old "Sovjet" hockey clubs like CSKA for instance - are they struggling financially, or have some in goverment or private men taken over for financial control?
They have financial troubles just recently there was talk that CSKA will be thrown out of KHL,but then they got new sponspor "Rosneft" and now they are in a better shape, they will even have new 14k arena if i understand correctly (or is it beeing built?i`m not sure)

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They have financial troubles just recently there was talk that CSKA will be thrown out of KHL,but then they got new sponspor "Rosneft" and now they are in a better shape, they will even have new 14k arena if i understand correctly (or is it beeing built?i`m not sure)
Thanks!
That was exactly what I thought...struggling and then saved in the nick of time.
Their sponsor "Rosneft"..what do they do?
What sponsers have Latvia (if any?) and Dinamo Riga by the way?

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That was exactly what I thought...struggling and then saved in the nick of time.
Their sponsor "Rosneft"..what do they do?
What sponsers have Latvia (if any?) and Dinamo Riga by the way?
Rosneft-oil company,the same for Dinamo we have "Iteria" also oil-company.For latvian national team its "Grindex" pharmaceudical company which is owned by and yes,you guessed it Kirov"Kim jong-il" Lipmans.

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What`s interesting that Dinamo Riga is one of the rare teams in the KHL that operates with some profit,small,but still a profit,if KHL could get rid of these oil companies in the next 14 years they could potentially be on the level of NHL. but thats just a wild guess.

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I just saw on the Danish Ishockey Union Homepage a little article about Latvian hockey (how proud we should be for beating a country standing for "culture, tradition and skill" and where the hockey team is the nation's pride). The article also think Balderis as the best latvian player ever.
What is interesting is that it lists the latvian players that came to play in Denmark after 1991:

Hvidovre (now called Copenhagen Hockey):
- Leonids Tambijevs & Andreis Ignatovics
Frederikshavn:
- Sergejs Senins
Vojens (Now Sønderjyske):
- Alexandrs Semjonovs
Aalborg (short called AaB)
- Alexandrs Macijevskis


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What`s interesting that Dinamo Riga is one of the rare teams in the KHL that operates with some profit,small,but still a profit,if KHL could get rid of these oil companies in the next 14 years they could potentially be on the level of NHL. but thats just a wild guess.
So since Riga doesn't waste huge oil sums on players, but runs a tight budget they can bring in a little profit based on their spectators and merchentdise.
The oil clubs just run of deficits but so long the oil keeps pumping it's running the clubs!

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So since Riga doesn't waste huge oil sums on players, but runs a tight budget they can bring in a little profit based on their spectators and merchentdise.
The oil clubs just run of deficits but so long the oil keeps pumping it's running the clubs!
Exactly,but if we ever want to become self-sufficient we need to step up our marketing and selling of our merchandise in places outside of Latvia(Sweden,norway,denmark,germany,slovakia, czech rep. and so on)

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I just saw on the Danish Ishockey Union Homepage a little article about Latvian hockey (how proud we should be for beating a country standing for "culture, tradition and skill" and where the hockey team is the nation's pride). The article also think Balderis as the best latvian player ever.
What is interesting is that it lists the latvian players that came to play in Denmark after 1991:

Hvidovre (now called Copenhagen Hockey):
- Leonids Tambijevs & Andreis Ignatovics
Frederikshavn:
- Sergejs Senins
Vojens (Now Sønderjyske):
- Alexandrs Semjonovs
Aalborg (short called AaB)
- Alexandrs Macijevskis
Thats pretty humbling to hear that you guys think of us that way

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Exactly,but if we ever want to become self-sufficient we need to step up our marketing and selling of our merchandise in places outside of Latvia(Sweden,norway,denmark,germany,slovakia,czec hs rep. and so on)
and that can only happen if you start to lure over more players from these nations. If you get especially norwegian, danish and german you might get some fans there (so many swedish all over the world, so they will probably just to lost in the mass?)

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