Latvia: Latvian prospects

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  1. Eyelanders Registered User

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    In Finland, there's one promising 2000 born Latvian prospect named Davis Kruskops. He plays for Blues 2000 born team, which is one of the better teams in the country. Kruskops has 23 points in 17 games and has scored two more goals in today's game so far. From what I have seen, he has scoring instincts and good hockey sense, plus he's a quick and agile skater. Just wanted throw his name here, since certainly seems to have some talent.
     
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    Since this thread hasnt been bumped in a while let me make recap for some of our top prospects,feel free to add anyone i might have missed

    1997 born

    Kristians Rubīns(D)(Allsvenskan)

    Kristaps Zīle(D)(HK Rīga)

    Rūdolfs Balcers(F) (Norway,Stavenger drafted by San Jose)

    1998 born

    Roberts Bļugers(F) Shattuck St. Mary's Midget Prep USHS)


    1999 born


    Deniss Smirnovs(F) (Elite Novizen,Switzerland)

    Niklāvs Rauza (G) (Jr. A SM-liiga,Finland)

    2000 born

    Dāvis Krūskops(F) (Finland Jrs)

    Kristers Arnicāns(F) (ZSC U17 Elite Novizen)



    Didnt include Jasunovs as it apppears he now has a Swedish passport and will probably end up like Edgars Treijs

    Honestly i dont know what to make of this group, maybe someone with more insight can say if there is even one possible first rounder in this pool?
     
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    Somehow I don't get the feeling Roberts Blugers is the best 98 prospects or even a real top prospect. I'm sure Latvia has better, Pauls Svars at least.
     
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    Pauls Svars is basically a midget,standing at 174 cm ,guy has no draft potential with that kind of height.
     
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    Although not really a big prospect, Latvian forward Bruno Birzitis scored a hat trick tonight for the NJ Titans in the NAHL and he now leads the team in points.
     
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    Yeah, he probably is figting for some NCAA commitment. Hope he finds his spot.
     
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    Yeah, he's overage (21) and still hasn't committed yet so he may not even be able to commit. But he is a great kid I've gotten to know him a little bit, I hope he finds a spot on a NCAA team he definitely has enough talent to play in college.
     
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    Are there any Latvian hockey forums? Preferably in Latvian.
     
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    Unfortunately, there's no such forum.
     
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    That's sad, someone should put up something like that. I was looking for a place where Latvian fans post opinions and predictions and reports, just normal forum stuff.
     
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    http://www.lsm.lv/lv/raksts/hokejs/sports/miluns-nosauc-u18-izlases-kandidatus.a172608/

    Candidates for Latvia's U18 roster. I have to say they're easily the favorites for relegation. They've fallen on some bad luck with Kristian Rubins and Kristaps Zile have mid and late December birthdays, they've already lost in a friendly match to Denmark 4-2 this season, and two of Denmark's best prospects weren't there because they were working with the U20s.
     
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    Kristians Rubins is making his debut in the Latvian NT tonight. He will be dressed for the exhibition game against Belarus, paired up with Guntis Galvins.
     
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    Rodrigo Ābols drafted in the 7th round (#184) by Vancouver.
    So Latvia keeps the draft streak going since 2012.....
    One better than Slovakia and on the level of Belgium (sorry to tempting to avoid pointing out).
     
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    So Denmark's current streak is shorter than Belgium's? :popcorn:
     
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    True :laugh: good riposte!
    But only if you count Sean Day (but he isn't really Belgian, just born there and he has played for Canada U17)
     
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    So it seems Viktors Jašunovs will play for Latvia internationally. Possible draft pick in the future? He has decent stats in J18 elit.
     
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    I hope that it means we'll also see him at the WJC-18. :)
     
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    Yeah him and Arnicāns look like the potential leaders of our u-18 squad
     
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    Nvm.
     
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    And Egle :)
     
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    I have a feeling well have a more than decent U-18 squad although a bit young in the top lines.
     
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    Why was Egle not on the team and Apfelbaums was this year?
     
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    Bindulis somehow gets a contract from Washington after just 1 year in NCAA. Great success for him, unexpected from Capitals.
     

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