Wade Belak Gone
August 31, 2011 in Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche, Florida Panthers, Nashville Predators, Toronto Maple Leafs Tags: Derek Boogaard, Jean Beliveau, Marc Savard, Rick Rypien, TSN Off The Record, Wade Belak
Another player leaves us.
Wade Belak, found dead in his apartment, becomes the third NHLer in four months, following Derek Boogaard and Rick Rypien, to go to that big rink in the sky. It’s always shocking, and it leaves a lousy feeling in my gut.
I didn’t know a whole lot about Belak, but two things come to mind. That he was a hardrock player who knew how to handle himself, and he was a personable, intelligent, and colourful fellow when he was a guest on TSN’s Off The Record.
May he rest in peace.
The Sporting News story can be seen here
Geez, what a day. It began with Jean Beliveau’s joyful birthday, and ends with Marc Savard probably retiring due to concussions, and Wade Belak passing away.