Latvia Olympic Hockey Team 2014: Projecting 25-Man Roster for Sochi Games

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Latvia Olympic Hockey Team 2014: Projecting 25-Man Roster for Sochi Games
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Latvia will arrive to the 2014 Winter Olympics as a heavy underdog with a roster that will likely include just a couple of players who were drafted or have played for NHL teams.

This European country's hockey program has improved over the last decade, as evidenced by its qualification in three consecutive Olympics. However, Lativa has never finished better than ninth at the Olympics, with its two most recent tournaments (Turin in 2006 and Vancouver in 2010) ending with a last-place finish.

Let's look at how Latvia should construct its roster for the Sochi Games.

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