Although the majority of technical,
statistical and content research and implementation
was done by its author,
The site would have never become a reality without a
vital contribution of several individuals and organizations.
The author would like to express his
special thanks to:
- Rudy Limeback from r937.com
for his valuable input and consultation on database
design and architecture. Who else could provide
better consulting on hockey database but a world-known
database guru and a life-long Toronto Maple Leafs fan?
- Vadim Kazakov from Щелчок
for his contribution and quality research on Russian
and Soviet Hockey from 1954 to today. Who else could
provide better input to the site about Russian hockey
but one of the pioneers of web-based hockey projects
from Moscow, Russia?
- David Mozeshtam for his contribution and sharing
of his collection of truly unique Russian hockey resources.
Is there a need to double check any information
provided by a researcher whose game memories are so
similar to yours, including the best club to be a fan
- Alexander Nikandrov of Legends
of Soviet Hockey for one of the most consistent
and dedicated research and sharing of an impressive
collection of Russian hockey resources. Are there
any geographical limits for the memories and appreciation
of THE GAME?
- My wife Sue Chidlovski who doesn't follow THE
GAME but put up with endless hours spent on site development.
Are there any other family members out there who
sacrifice more for the sake of some project about THE
Special thanks also go to the Society
for International Hockey Research, Hockey
Research Association, Hockey
History Mailing List and 1972
Summit Series Mailing List. Who else can be
a better inspiration for a project about Soviet hockey
but groups of mostly North American hockey experts?
For various contributions and support
of the site, special thanks go to the following individuals
(in alphabetical order): Lloyd Davis, Ernie Fitzsimmons,
Iain Fyffe, Martin Harris, David Holland, Morey Holzman,
Patrick Houda, Gordon Jennings, Jason Kasiorek, Keith
Lenn, Rob Matic, Joseph Nieforth, Joe Pelletier, Karl-Eric
Reif, Larry Robertson, Howard Rosenthal, David Stewart-Candy,
Bill Swift, Sebastien Tremblay, Bill Underwood and Mike
Wyman. Who else could deserve more credit for a
historical hockey project but a group of top-notch hockey
experts with a long-term commitment on selecting truly
the best of the best of THE GAME?
The site author is grateful to Dan
Ammann, Zdenek Benes, Michal Berg, Andrey Grin, Mike
Ewer, Artyom Kuznetsov, Frank Liebmann, Marcus Lindroos,
Leonid Makarovsky, Jean-Patrice Martel, Milan Masek,
Dan Pavic, Stefano Quaino, Simon Richard, George Samoilov,
Todd Trulli, Craig Wallace and Sergey Zatsepin. Did
I forget someone while trying to display the names in