November 4th, 2016

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Helmut Balderis: Hockey Lines Variations in Riga (1973-77)


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Here is a quick study of the hockey lines that Helmut Balderis played in his early years with the Dynamo Riga club fr0m 1973 to 1977 –  from  the first season of Dynamo in the Soviet Premiere League till the season of 1977-78 when Balderis was transferred to play for the Red Army in Moscow.

1 Balderis-Vorobyev-E.Vasiliev 36
2 Balderis-Vorobyev-Sokolovsky 31
3 Balderis-Vorobyev-Denisov 25
4 Balderis-Hendelis-Sokolovsky 13
5 Balderis-Vorobyev-Khatulev 7
6 Balderis-Hendelis-Markov 5
7 Balderis-Vorobyev-Emelyanenko 5
8 Balderis-Hendelis-Khatulev 3
9 Balderis-Vakurov-Sorokin 3
10 Balderis-Abalmasov-Zherebtsov 1
11 Balderis-Verizhnikov-Sernyaev 1
12 Balderis-Vorobyev-Zherebtsov 1

Dynamo Riga at the time was pretty much a team of Helmut Balderis,a young promsing super star caliber player, Viktor Tikhonov, an ambitious young coach from Moscow and 24 hard-working individuals who might have not been known to too many people outside their hometwon but who wore their Rigas  jersey with pride and determination.

On the list of Balderis linemates, some might recognize the name of Viktor Khatulev,  the first Soviet born and trained player to be drafted by the NHL (Philadelphia Flyers, 1975) and, perhaps, Peter Vorobyev who was an average grinder style player turned to be a notable coach in Latvia and in Russia.

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I have been out sick for over a week now.

Tonight is my first time on the web. I am still recovering from this nasty flu with nasty non-stop cough, nasty sore throat and nasty fever.

Bernie C. helped me with medications and we hope those worked. It was loooooong recovery!

Anyway, for those who missed the Chidlovski Blog Chidlovski, we promise to regroup and write more often.

I have 2 or 3 ideas to discuss here. Bernie C. has 122 or 123 ideas to share too. At least, that’s what he said!