Wade Belak’s passing has shocked and saddened the entire NHL community, and I’ve been reading some excellent articles from sportswriters around the world regarding this tragic event. He’s the third NHLer to pass in this offseason, and it has really put a spotlight on the possible effects of concussions and depression in the hockey world.
I’ve been reading some great articles about Wade and the effects of concussions from fellow writers, media members and the NHL that I wanted to post links to. The NHL community has gathered together on twitter as well to mourn the passing, many of which are with the Nashville Predators organization. You can read those tweets here.
Nashville Predators Official Statement
Bob McKenzie, TSN columnist
Anthony Russell (and guest writer Paul Shipman), Banners on the Wall (UK)
Adrian Dater, Denver Post
Greg Wyshynski, Puck Daddy on Yahoo