Wade Belak OUT of Toronto??

Rumours have been flying that Toronto Coach Paul Maurice is very upset with enforcer Wade Belak and has asked Toronto GM JFJ to bring him in a new enforcer who can get the job done. The anger for Belak started after Belak apparently told Maurice that he didn’t really feel like fighting in Toronto’s last game against Ottawa after Maurice asked him to go protect Darcy (Tucker). Apparently Belak was also asked by Tucker and Mike Peca if he could help them out a little bit by possibly cooling down Chris Neil a bit. Belak then apparently shook his head and moved to a different seating position on the bench beside Ian White and Brendan Bell. This infuriated Maurice who apparently called out Belak after the game and then asked Ferguson to find him a new enforcer 1 day later. According to rumours Ferguson has obliged and is in talks with teams about enforcers Eric Godard of Calgary, Brandon Sugden of Columbus, Derek Boogaard of Minnesota, Colton Orr of NYR, Eric Cairns of Pittsburgh, Josh Gratton of Phoenix, and Mitch Fritz of Tampa Bay. Maurice has also apparently looked at the possibility of waiving Belak and calling up one of either Kip Brennan, Nathan Perrott, Brad Brown or Kris Newbury of the Marlies.

13 Responses to Wade Belak OUT of Toronto??

  1. PaulK123 says:

    Finally Belak is on his way out! Why did he re-sign him in the off-season?

  2. LeafsLegacy says:

    Because the Leafs organization hired JFJ!

  3. The-President says:

    Bring on Nathan Perrot

  4. Matts-son-Dean says:

    I am SOOO glad that Belak is finally being demoted and/or traded. Honestly, he is a) not a good enforcer since he doesn’t stick up for his teammates, can’t fight and is not an “energy player” b) not a good hockey player since he is a pylon on defense and a no-show on offense. I am sick and tired of his penalties, which all involve lazy plays, holds and grabs. I wouldn’t mind seeing an enforcer getting penalty minutes by charging and elbowing, but when your “enforcer” racks all his pms by holding and hooking, there’s a serious problem. Lets get somebody real so Tucker has no need to be fighting and can focus on scoring!

  5. leaflova says:

    i dont wanna be mean but man it was time that he left, he does nothing!

  6. mojo19 says:

    Yeah, call up Nate, an enforcer who can actually play a bit too.

  7. Genejoke says:

    Bring up Brad Brown. He did a number on Mcgrattan in the pre-season.

  8. 92-93 says:

    again, no sources whatsoever from this guy. just ‘rumors’ have it … etc. yes i know the title of this website, but please make a distinction between SPECULATION that you are making up, and ‘rumors’ from a media source. if you have a media source, can i see the link? let us all hope that Belak is gone and that the leafs DO NOT REPLACE HIM WITH ANOTHER tough guy … just a waste of cap space.

  9. 92-93 says:

    totally Agree!!! he is a great 7th D-guy and is tough as nails.

  10. mojo19 says:

    Yep, Brown is very good, loved him for the 2003 Wild.

  11. Mattay05 says:

    isnt he in Dallas????

  12. mojo19 says:

    They signed him to the Marlies a couple weeks ago.

  13. Uncleben says:

    Has anyone else heard the Belak for Weiss rumors?  I don't see how it would benefit FLA.

    Maybe TOR gets Weiss
    FLA gets Belak, Harrison/high draft pick

    Sound any better?

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