Belak Unofficial Retirement

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  1. straka91*

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    http://blogs.tennessean.com/predators/2011/03/08/belak-to-stay-with-predators/

    Sad to see another Heavy Weight leave the business. Best of wishes.
     
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  2. Stingrays

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    That stinks, always liked him.

    Good luck in the future!
     
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    Is his Nashville media show called "Wade a Minute" like it was in Toronto?
     
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    Not Belak :(
     
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    wait he's getting paid his contract to do this?
     
  6. kypredsfan

    kypredsfan Smashville Subban

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    yes. he never played anymore for us anyways so this is just as well.
     
  7. stingo

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    Good to see him staying in the hockey business. He was a likable guy.
     
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    He's definitely one of the few honestly respected heavyweights in the league. Would have loved to have him here in Pittsburgh.

    Glad to see him sticking around Nashville. They have some quality prospects coming up. They could use his veteran presence around Nashville.
     
  9. HoverCarle*

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    Similar to Cote who is now an assistant coach on the Phantoms
     
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    Don Nachbaur 26 Registered User

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    Funny dude. Another one bites the dust, eh?
     
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    Best 30 goal, 40 assist, 100 point man out there.
     
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    One of my favorite Leaf's ever. I remember when he was traded at the deadline, I was pissed. Awesome guy, wish him the best.
     
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    Thank you, Wade.
     
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    I always loved him with the Leafs, I even have his jersey.
     
  15. nomorekids

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    He's been doing spot color duty on the radio broadcasts...guy has a long career ahead of him doing just that. As others have alluded, he's completely hilarious.

    His TV segments are called "Wade's World," for whomever asked.
     
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    I wonder how many tough guys in the future will be able to go out on their own terms in the same manner. Seems like a lot of them are getting pushed out the door via the trainers room anymore.
     
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    Good to see a fighter leave before he got seriously injured
     
  18. straka91*

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    I doubt many of the hw's will go out on their own terms in the future. Doubt we will see more than 8 heavies in the future the way things are going anyways.:(

    I think the Carcillo's, Konopka's, and Prust's will go out on their own terms though.
     
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    Always liked Belak. Very underated fighter. He probably beat anybody who's anybody at least once.
     
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    He's always been considered a top heavyweight. He never beat Brian McGrattan though
     
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    When he was with the leafs he did a bit for TSN on the stae of the locker rooms in the old igloo in Pits, it was hilarious, you could tell that the media guy was laughing so hard at him. He was a great role guy and really funny. I would love to see that bit again.
     
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    his wife owns\operates an interior design company in the affluent suburb of Franklin, so he gets to take on a convenient role with the team, titled "ambassador," in which he does whatever they want him to -- make appearances, color commentary, crack jokes in the lockerroom...whatever.

    I don't think he'll be making 500K for it after this season, but I'm glad that a good guy gets to stay where he wants to be and gets to hang around the game in some way.
     
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    Wade is more than welcome to come back and do basically anything he'd like to in relation to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
     
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    Wade is also a volunteer firefighter with the City of Franklin as well. He went though the necessary training last summer and even went on calls, but had the understanding that due to the hazardous nature of the job that he would not take part during the hockey season.
     

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