May 4th, 2016

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Made in Russia: NHL Clubs All-Time Favorites


As some might knoe, my specialty is sports history.

However, I don’t lock on the past and sometimes I try to connect the dots from the past and the present.

Here is an infographics where I try to rank all-time favorite Russian and Soviet trained players by the clubs they played for in the NHL.

The overall ranking shows top30  Russian players in the NHL teams all-time best players by GP (games played) with these teams.

30 NHL teams and 30 top Russian players.

The definition of “Russian players” in this case include Russia and other Soviet school trained players (Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Latvia, etc.)

In some way, it shows how the NHL owners and GMs valued the Russian and Soviet trained players in their clubs through the years.

Makes sense?

Our previous infographics on the matter included

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CV Case Study: The Summit in 1972


Title: The Summit in 1972

Client: Pro Bono

Launch Date: January 2002

Technologies: HTML/CSS; SQL/ASP; MS Access


A matter of personal opinion and research on the 1972 Canada vs. USSR Summit Series.

Award-winning site dedicated to one of the best international hockey series ever.

The Summit in 1972 was my first project dedicated to the hockey history. Launched in 1972 for the 30th Anniversary of the Summit Series, it was a cutting-edge technical and GUI approach for the time.

The site had a very good feedback from the media and the internet audiences all over the world. It went on to win numerous awards and was one of the most quoted resource on the matter.

On a personal level, the project inspired me for doing more serious research about the game with web-based presentation, database-driven applications and interactive development with other researchers and fans.


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No Smokin On the Tree


Since we launched our backyard diner setup and placed our guests’ photos at Chidlovski Blog Chidlovski, we got many replies asking to share our experience in this area.

We are still learning…

However, rule number one – establish the rules!

For example, if you decide  no smoking, it means no smoking.

I quit smoking. Pretty Lady Dove can do it too.

No matter how cool it might look and feel…

No smoking on the tree!!! :-)

Keep the rules going!