Alot has been said about this already, and I won’t pretend to have some great in-depth insight to yet another tragedy that has befallen the hockey world. Wade Belak, while not known for his incredible goal-scoring talent or impressive point totals, was a monster of a man that was difficult not to like. The fact that he had already made what looked like a quick and seamless transition into another phase of the game after ending his playing career can only serve to remind us of how fragile and treasured life should be. That said, we can now only remember Wade doing what he loved, playing the game we all love.
Make the jump for a few of Wade’s highlight videos from when he was a Leaf.
One of the many tributes to Belak that have popped up in the last day or so. Be sure to check out the two fights with Colton Orr right around the 2:45 mark.
Feel free to leave links to any other tributes, or your own thoughts on Wade and his time here as a Leaf in the comments. RIP and God Bless Wade Belak