I feel like I knew you, I wish I did. I feel like I lost my friend or brother. My heart breaks tonight finding out this horrible news. I pray for your family and kids and hope that you are in a better place.
Funny story. There were two guys behind me were chirping Belak the first two periods of the game. Telling him to get off the ice, and throwing all these insults... Once Belak scored that goal, that sure shut them up!
He should be remembered by the great things he did from his time with Colorado, Calgary, Toronto and Nashville. That's how us fans remember him. None of us knew him personally, but from what we all saw both on ice and off was his character and how he was always brimming with a smile.
Why is that? Mental illness if very common and so is suicide. It's no less tragic.
Firstly, suicide is NOT very common. Secondly, if he chose to leave his two young kids it's a bit of a different circumstance then if he OD'd. Sorry but I don't think his family will show up for a tribute if he killed himself.