Wade Belak Found Dead

Kent Wilson
August 31 2011 03:43PM



Ex-Flame and Leaf enforcer Wade Belak was reportedly found dead in his Toronto condo this afternoon. The 35-year old recently retired from hockey.

Belak's death marks the third tragic passing of an NHL tough guy this summer after Derek Boogaard and Rick Rypien. The cause of his death has yet to be reported, but whatever it is, this has truly been one of the saddest offseasons in NHL memory.

More to come as details emerge. For now, sincere condolences to Belak's friends and family.

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Around the Nation - Debut Edition

Kent Wilson
August 21 2011 09:31PM



It's been a big summer for the Nations. We've added some stellar talent to Leafs Nation, Canucks Army and Flames Nation. We had five writers at the draft and managed to debut Flames Nation radio. Oilers Nation radio has grown in audience with each iteration. And the return of the Jets allowed us to add the newest member site to the network.

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Final Battle of Alberta - Nations Live Chat

Kent Wilson
April 06 2011 06:31PM

Oilers have a chance to knock the Flames out of the playoffs for good tonight, for once enlivening the ancient Calgary, Edmonton rivalry. Join us at 7:30 and let the hate flow through you, Alberta hockey fans...

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Flames Waive Kotalik. Should the Oil Claim?

Kent Wilson
March 15 2011 11:31AM


Thanks to injuries to David Moss and Brendan Morrison - plus a total lack of capable forward prospects - the Flames recalled Ales Kotalik this morning from the Abbotsford Heat. The $3M boat anchor acquired for Olli Jokinen (subsequently re-signed!) has operated at a point-per-game pace in the AHL since his demotion with four goals and 19 points in 18 games, which at least suggests he hasn't completely fallen off a cliff.

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Nations Deadline Live Chat

Kent Wilson
February 28 2011 08:28AM

Join Kent Wilson and Jonathan Willis at 10am MST for a trade deadline live chat. 

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