Well Croatia had a KHL team and the KHL team attracts players of whole another caliber. Even when it was EBEL team, still it's at the level where you can get top ECHL guys or lower end AHL guys to play for you. While Romania is a country where you go if you are too bad to play professional hockey anywhere else but still really want to do it. So the level of players you can naturalize is different and players themselves have next to no interest to really tie themselves with Romania. Also it has to be said, it doesn't seem like Romanians really tried to naturalize anyone until recent years. A lot of countries sign certain players having them play for their NT in mind (Croatia, Korea, Kazakhstan, maybe Belarus on occasion) while it doesn't seem Romanian federation has any control of such matters. But they lucked into Slovak goalie anyway. Being in D1A will probably be a chance to see the best Romanian NT ever. Olympic games qualifiers were sort of practice tournament for them and yes, pretty much all their best available players, other than Antal, attended. Having said that, I don't think even their best team can get any points there. It will be a good chance for someone like Rokaly to maybe get a job abroad.