do u think that there will be more than 7 BIG hockey countries after few years? i think that after 7 big there are switzerland, germany, belarus and latvia, but none of those is going to be more than second level hockey countries. i think that junior development and hockey culture isnt going on in these countries.. or what do u think. slovakia has done great and become a great hockey land, but if u look at germany's developtment, do u see anything big has changed?few years ago many thought that germany will become 8th big hockey country but it hasnt happened. what do u think about this and what u think is the biggest reasons to this?