somehow this all will be attributed to the nhl life (enforcers) that they lived Boogieman, Rypien and now Belak. Repeated blows to the head over a period of time are damaging the brain and thus impacting these players to be affected by severe depression and eventually committing suicide intentionally or not. My heartfelt condolences go out to Boogaards', rypiens' and Belaks' families but for the love of god Bettman, please enforce a strict return policy with players attempting from these injuries. The NHL and players families will thank you.
RIP boogieman, ryper and belak
we'll miss you guys
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.
You don't realize how crippling a thing like depression is, do you?
This isn't towards Wade because not everything is known yet, just in general.
It's one of the leading causes of death in Canada; on average somebody commits suicide every three hours, IIRC. That doesn't sound common to you?
No...that's not correct, not even close. It is not in the top 10, check statscan. It is not a very common way to die, 3500 per year in Canada roughly. In Canada 267,000 people die every year. Common? Nope.
Now, I'm just assuming and speculating here. Trying to figure out why Belak (if he actually did) would kill himself.
For all we know, Belak's financial situation wasn't very good (He didn't get paid too much during his career), and the insurance on his life was probably pretty good. Maybe in his eyes, a heroic move to make her his kids got the financial security that he believed they deserved.
Maybe his wife wasn't faithful and led him over the edge.
Maybe he WAS battling depression. Maybe he was battling drugs.
Maybe it's NONE of these. Guys, we don't KNOW why he died, but he died. There are many different reasons people die.
Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends. Seemed to be one of the nicest and lovable guys to be around and he stood up for a number of guys over the years. I couldn't believe it when I read it- still can't.
just watched the whole wade a minute series..wow what a stand up guy, cant say enough nice things about him, probably in my top 5 of favorite leafs of all time! dont know how that guy did what is rumoured he did to himself! breaks my heart knowing he left behind a beautiful wife and 2 beautiful young children! rip belak <3