Category Archives: On the Edge

Why Do Canadians Love Hockey?

Canadian Hockey Fans The Vibrant TV series On the Edge is a documentary series that follows the journey of the World Hockey League team the Saskatoon Blades as they head into the 2013 Mastercard Memorial Cup. The 8-episode saga introduces the team’s owner Jack Brodsky whose family have owned the Canadian hockey team since the 1960s, and whose father’s dream was to win a Memorial Cup. Brodsky has now inherited this dream.

The young people competing for the Memorial Cup also have fiercely personal dreams of fame and success as well as a responsibility to their families. They know men in their positions have gone on to become Canadian hockey legends. It’s the stuff of opera. The high emotions and physical stakes are intense and at a level it could be argued is a shade brighter than Americans feel about their sports.

Why oh why do our friends north of the border love hockey so darn much?! A convenience of the weather? Is it cultural conditioning? Tradition? There are few other options? Is hockey really that good? Continue reading

On the Edge to the NHL

On The Edge astounds us with it’s excellent take on reality programming meeting sports. Many of the players you’re growing to really enjoy have moved on to successful NHL careers. Here are a few.

Andrey Makarov


Born in Kazan Russia. 22 year old Goaltender Andrey Makarov was signed by the Buffalo Sabres on September 14, 2012. The Sabres assigned Makrov to continue playing for the Saskatoon Blades, and during his 2012-2013 season was awarded the Hap Emms Memorial Trophy for most outstanding goaltender in the 2013 Memorial Cup. In his 115 career games with the Blades, Makarov wen 66-38-7 with a .916 save percentage, a 2.80 goals-against average, and nine shutouts.

Andrey was called up to the NHL on April 8, 2014. Joining the roster of Buffalo Sabres.

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