hi! my name is boris, i'm 27 years old. i live in zagreb, croatia.
ice hockey isn't the most popular sport in croatia, on the contrary, soccer, basketball, handball and even waterpolo have much more fans here. we have only 3 ice hockey clubs and our national team is currently in the world's division I. this situation could be changed because, starting next year, our champion medvescak will be playing austrian professional ice hockey league called ebel, so managment of the team is planning to bring some canadian ohl and ahl players of croatian origin. finally some good hockey in the town!
i've been following ice hockey since world championship 1994. and liked it very much because it is more dynamic than any sport i've seen. of course, except world championships and olypimcs tournaments, there was no way you could see ice hockey on tv in croatia. so i followed nhl througt the internet, rare press articles in croatian newspapers and ea sports nhl live game. joe sakic (his grandparents are croatians) was my idol but i didn't like the fact he's been playing for the club removed from the origin city. in the european sports something like that is impossible. i read a lot of about nhl history and i fell in love with the habs.
last year i got tremendous news, our cable tv put in nasn (now espn america) as a one of their regular program so i can watch nhl every day