Posts Tagged ‘Bykov’

Google for Firsov, Maltsev, Krutov and Bykov

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Google search for Soviet hockey players. Interestingly enough the qrodo blog show up in top 5

The current Qrodo release is named after Valerij Charlamov. Charlamov is a real legend in Soviet hockey. He was very creative and unpredictable on the ice. Relatively small, but one of the major attractions in the game of hockey when he played. He had impressive skating and stick handling skills. Not only was he a fast skater, he could constantly change gears and direction.

Valerij Borisovitj Charlamov

Valerij Borisovitj Charlamov

Who would you like to see naming the release thereafter? Who is your favorite? We have used Firsov, Maltsev, Krutov and Bykov earlier.

The first line of CCCP in Canada Cup 1987 with Aleksej Kasatonov, Vjatjeslav Fetisov, Igor Larionov, Vladimir Krutov and Sergej Makarov must be the best line ever? The second line during these dominating years with Bykov, Chomutov och Kamensky was fantastic, but my second all-time line is of course Valerij Charlamov, Vladimir Petrov and Boris Michailov that ruled the rink in Summit Games and World Cups of 1970s. The real striker; during 15 years in the CCCP-jersey was Alexander Maltsev with 213 goals. The first Qrodo release was named after Anatolij Firsov who played in the Soviet team from 1962–1972. He is probably the first non Swedish player that I picked as my favorite in the Stockholm world championship in 1970. From that era we have forgotten the big defenseman Alexander Ragulin.

Qrodo Releases named after Russian Hockey Player

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Following a tradition since the very start of Qrodo development, we have used famous Russian hockey players to name releases. The current release Qrodo Bykov 2.1 is named after Vyacheslav Arkadevich “Slava” Bykov. A small, technically gifted center, he was a regular on the Soviet national ice hockey team in the 80’s and after the fall of the Soviet Union he played for Team Russia in the 90’s.

Firsov, Krutov, Maltsev, Bykov and the next release is becoming Charlamov.