A Somber Friday

A Statement from Wade Belak's Wife, Jennifer

"We are overwhelmed and deeply touched by the outpouring of compassion and support since Wade's passing. Wade was a big man with an even bigger heart. He was a deeply devoted father and husband, a loyal friend and a well respected athlete. This loss leaves a huge hole in our lives and, as we move forward, we ask that everyone remember Wade's infectious sense of humor, his caring spirit and the joy he brought to his friends, family and fans. The coming days will be very difficult for our family and we respectfully ask that we be allowed to grieve privately."

 

Private services will be held Sunday, Sept. 4 at 2 p.m. at Woodmont Christian Church (3601 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215).


In lieu of flowers the family will accept donations to The Andie and Alex Belak Scholarship Fund. Checks may be made payable to Woodmont Christian Church/Belak (3601 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215).

If you were a fan of Wade's, help to see that his young daughters are taken care of.

More links after the jump.

 

Brian Burke Finally Has Some Bait

 

Hope in the Big Smoke things Burke has guns...lots of guns.

Can Joffrey Lupul Finally Find His Spot?

Not sure what the means but uh give it a read.

Video: One on One With TML Prospect Jake Gardiner

We gotta get this kid a new haircut.

Reimer, Grabbo and Some Early September Leafs Talk

Mike at VLM takes about what's on his mind.

NHL, Players' Union to Review Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program

Well it's about time.

The Vancouver Riot Report

446 officers for a crowd of over 155,000. Real smart.

NHL Market Change in Size for 2012

Expect local NHL TV ratings to go down as NHL cities see a general decline.

The Human Toll: Enough is Enough

Robin Brownlee has had enough of seeing career ending head injuries.

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