Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Alanah McGinley on 10/07/11 at 03:39 PM ET
From Bob Padecky of the Post-Democrat:
It was Aug. 30, the night before it happened. Wade Belak was vamping in front of the mirror, that’s what Kim Navarro remembered. The music was on in her Toronto hotel room. Choreographer Rene Roca was selecting tunes for Belak and Navarro, who would be competing in “Battle of the Blades,” Canada’s ice skating version of “Dancing With The Stars.” Belak, who played in the NHL for 14 years, stood in front of the mirror, striking poses, working it, wiggling this, shaking that, grinning, creating quite a profile for someone 6-foot-5.
“Rene fell out of her chair, she was laughing so hard,” said the 1999 El Molino grad. “He was hilarious.”
A couple hours later, energy evaporated, Belak said goodbye. Navarro will never forget his words.
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