Latin has accepted an invitation to be equipment manager for a team of locked-out NHL players making a European charity tour Dec. 9-23. The tour covers 10 games in seven countries and opens with an exhibition in Riga, Latvia, then moves to Moscow for a Dec. 11 game against a Russian all-star team that will include the Penguins' Aleksey Morozov. There will be other stops in Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway and Poland.
The 27-man roster for the team, called the Worldstars, will be coached by former Penguins defenseman Marc Bergevin and includes the illustrious likes of Jaromir Jagr, Martin Brodeur, Sergei Fedorov, Dominik Hasek, Robert Lang, Brendan Shanahan, Mats Sundin and Rob Blake.
“The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile, but that it is indifferent. If we can come to terms with this indifference and accept the challenges of life within the boundaries of death, our existence as a species can have genuine meaning and fulfillment. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.” - Stanley Kubrick