So, does anyone actually care about this sport here? Hockey has been p. big in Latvia since even pre-soviet times and now we're having "fun" time hosting the yearly IIHF World Cup in Riga with no crowds, of course. It also seems that most NTs are quite diluted from superstars for whole crop of reasons. Just now Latvia won against Canada for the first time in the history of any tournament. Probably something between second and third tier Canada team, but it still warms my heart. Will stay in statistics lol.
Anyone ever gave a shit about this tournament? I don'y follow NHL btw. International tournaments only.