The Star's Rick Westhead reports today that the heated blades advocated by Wayne Gretzky, an owner of the company who produces them, aren't great after reports from players who tested them.
Gretzky said the skates were "the most significant advance in skate blade design in at least 30 years." But of the five players who tested them, only one liked using them:
(Martin) Lapointe said he used the heated blades three times – once during an NHL game – and was unimpressed.
"I wouldn't buy them," he said, adding the battery-powered blades didn't always heat up.
Here's a shocker: the owner of a company boasts about his product even when its users think its a waste of money.