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Tuc

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Another NHL tough guy gone
« on: August 31, 2011, 05:19:58 PM »
Updated: Wed Aug. 31 2011 16:54:22

 tsn.ca
 
Former NHLer Wade Belak has been found dead in Toronto, according to a Nashville Predators spokesman.


The cause of his death is as of yet undetermined.


Belak played 15 games last season for the Predators, finishing with 18 penalty minutes and a minus-1 rating. He was placed on waivers by the club in February of this year. He retired shortly after clearing waivers unclaimed.


The 35-year-old Belak spent parts of 14 seasons in the NHL with Nashville, Toronto, Florida, Calgary and Colorado. In 549 career games he scored eight goals and added 25 assists, while racking up 1263 penalty minutes.


He was originally drafted by the Quebec Nordiques in the first round, 12th overall, at the 1994 NHL Entry Draft.

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Re: Another NHL tough guy gone
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2011, 09:31:12 AM »
Maybe these guys have some kind of brain damage from getting smacked in the chops so many times.

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Re: Another NHL tough guy gone
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2011, 10:22:42 AM »
Maybe these guys have some kind of brain damage from getting smacked in the chops so many times.

I am sure it has something to do with it Paul. Couple that with the years of hard living and just about every chemical known to man,, doesn't make for a long healthy life..

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Re: Another NHL tough guy gone
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2011, 03:48:09 PM »
He committed suicide.