Wade Belak is on his way to Milwaukee, after having cleared waivers.
I haven’t been able to confirm whether he’ll be in Rockford in time for tonight’s game, or even if he was in Rockford, whether he would dress right away.
From what I have read, Belak is a great locker room guy, and a fun guy to have around.
But he was dead weight on Predators roster. It’s amazing to me that they didn’t part ways sooner, because it seems like such a waste giving a roster spot to someone like that — a guy who rarely plays, and when he does play, it’s only for a handful of minutes. It’s like dressing eleven forwards, without the benefit of the 7th defenseman.
So here he comes to Milwaukee.
Do you think Lane will use him the same way Trotz did?
Do you think his locker room presence is enough to justify the roster spot?
For the people who have pined for a tough guy, is this just what the doctor ordered?
Do we need a tough guy? They’re in first place right now, and got there without a tough guy.