1. 2010 FIFA World Cup: Last Minute Impressions of the U.S. Squad

    The interesting fact about the U.S. World Cup squad is that its coach Bob Bradley is still experimenting with the team, even at this, the 11th hour...

    Marat Ryndin Written by Marat Ryndin about over 4 years ago 439 reads 10 comments

  2. What The World Cup Means to Me

    I grew up in Latvia, which was at the time part of the USSR. The first World Cup that I remember is the 1986 edition...

    Marat Ryndin Written by Marat Ryndin about over 4 years ago 457 reads 0 comments

  3. Russia's Loss in WJC Leads To War of Words Over Disastrous Performance

    Sixth place was not exactly what Russia had in mind heading into this year's World Junior Championship in Saskatoon, Canada...

    Marat Ryndin Written by Marat Ryndin about over 4 years ago 604 reads 3 comments

  4. Comprehensive Analysis Of Russia's Olympic Hockey Squad

    As any hockey fan, I was eagerly awaiting the announcement of Russia's roster for the upcoming Olympic hockey tournament, which should prove to be one of the best ever with quite a few countries icing Dream Team-like squads...

    Marat Ryndin Written by Marat Ryndin about almost 5 years ago 996 reads 15 comments

  5. NHL Free Agents That Washington Capitals Should Be After

    Just like any hard core hockey fan I love nothing more than to play the role of general manager. At least when I'm not too busy playing the role of the coach or the owner...

    Marat Ryndin Written by Marat Ryndin about over 5 years ago 936 reads 12 comments

  6. Why the Rangers Will Lose Game Seven and Other Fun Facts

    The New York Rangers are stuck in the past. When will the Rangers, starting with their GM and going down to their fans, will finally realize that the strategy of trying to buy a Stanley Cup ...

    Marat Ryndin Written by Marat Ryndin about over 5 years ago 364 reads 21 comments

  7. Simeon Varlamov's Success Not Surprising To Those In the Know

    I am happy to see people finally realize just how good Simeon Varlamov is. As a frequent poster on Tarik El-Bashir's excellent Capitals Insider blog, I've touted him consistently since before the season even started and was often ridiculed...

    Marat Ryndin Written by Marat Ryndin about over 5 years ago 346 reads 9 comments

  8. Stanley Cup Playoffs: First Round Predictions

    Since I'm a total hockey nut it's a bit of an annual tradition for me to make predictions for every round just before it starts, but this is the first time I'm doing it on Bleacher Report...

    Marat Ryndin Written by Marat Ryndin about over 5 years ago 238 reads 0 comments

  9. Counterpoint: Today's NHL Better Than Before

    I'm very puzzled about the constant talk from hockey fans about how the NHL was better before the recent rule changes than it is today...

    Marat Ryndin Written by Marat Ryndin about over 5 years ago 142 reads 0 comments

  10. KHL Weekly Round-Up

    Every Friday there's now a new show on Russian TV called "Hokkey Rossii" which can be translated as "Russian Hockey" or more accurately "Hockey of Russia" (even though it sounds weird to us for some reason)...

    Marat Ryndin Written by Marat Ryndin about 6 years ago 926 reads 3 comments

  11. Sergei Fedorov Impresses in Washington Capitals Debut

    Sergei Fedorov looks like he's pretty excited about his trade to the up-and-coming Washington Capitals. So much so that judging from some of the game photos, he's decided to bring back the old time tradition of playing without a helmet...

    Marat Ryndin Written by Marat Ryndin about over 6 years ago 1,333 reads 1 comments