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11-08-2004, 09:15 PM
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Belak signs in England

http://www.coventryblaze.co.uk/news/...=43&newsId=226

Belak-Cairns overseas?

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I hope he never comes back...

I'm not trying to be cute I really hope he's dead.

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Hopefully he DOESN'T return, I agree.

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I hope he never comes back...

I'm not trying to be cute I really hope he's dead.
If so, I call dibbs on his wife.

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As far as a guy who is purely an enforcer i got to say i think Belak is pretty good at his job. So contrary to everyone else here i definately want belak to stick around.

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Michal Vrabel just got pwned. You know you're bad when Belak replaces you.... :lol

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Hopefully he DOESN'T return, I agree.
I agree a 10 year no escape clause contract .. is just about right here ....

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England can keep him for all I care.

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Uh oh,
Those Brits don't know what they got them selves into.
If you thought english teeth were bad before! wait a few months. :lol

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Oh come on! It's freaking Wade Belak! One of the funniest Leafs ever! I can't wait till the CBA is cleared up, and Belak dekes out like 50 players all in the same shift, and scores 3 goals.

(Belak is funny)

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I hope he never comes back...

I'm not trying to be cute I really hope he's dead.
That's kinda harsh

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Don't be hatin' Wade. I like him.

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I have nothing against Belak, he does his job quite well.
He can fight very well even compared to most enforcers, he's damn strong and never backs down from anyone. He also has an excellent work ethic and seems to genuinely enjoy the game which is more then I can say for many players.

He's the typical minimal skill enforcer, sure I wouldn't want him to play a regular shift on the 3rd D pairing or 4'th line, but as an injury fill in or when we need a little extra toughness he's more then capable of filling that role, and his flexibility in positioning makes him more valuable then most enforcers IMHO.

So long as he's not relied upon for a regular shift, I'm very happy with Belak's contributions.

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If he finishes with a point per game, I will laugh my ass off.

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This is not Britain's finest hour.

The ravens have left the Tower as Belak arrives.

The sun has truly set on the Empire!

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No love for Belak? I'm quite surprised to read the comments from some posters here.

With all due respect to Belak, he hasn't had a real shot at proving himself as he was always used as the "Utility Player". There were some games where he would take the pre-game warmup thinking he was playing forward and then Quinn would switch him to Defence. This guy would just suck it all up and do whatever was required because he is a team guy first. Then he would go and take on their best fighter to represent.

I also have to say that I can't recall a single game where he 'screwed up'. Yeah he didn't put many totals up on the scoreboard, but why was he still in the lineup?
Because he is an important component of the Leafs, one that does many other things that is needed that may not be visible to some. And this is the reason why he holds a roster spot.

My, how quickly they forget!

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