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by Paul on 09/04/11 at 10:54 PM ET
from the CP at The Hockey News,
Wade Belak’s family members, friends and teammates gathered for a private ceremony at Woodmont Christian Church on a rainy Sunday to remember the former NHL player….
The Predators players placed a full-page tribute to Belak in Saturday’s edition of the Tennessean newspaper. One of the photos featured the six-foot-five Belak reading a book to elementary school kids with a children’s sized plastic firefighter hat on his head.
Several Predators players who had planned to come back to Nashville later in the month in advance of the opening of the team’s training camp rearranged their travel plans to attend the funeral.
“It’s so sad,” Nashville defenceman Ryan Suter said. “He always saw the bigger picture.
“He was so happy to be retired. He was happy to be moving on because he had played for so long and now he was going to be able to relax and enjoy it.”
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