We all know that Wade Belak rarely plays in an actual game for the Preds. When he actually does see game action, he's known for anything but his offensive capability. He's a big, tough guy who plays his role as an enforcer when called upon. So, what's his role with the Preds when he's not playing?
Belak is a really funny guy. He has a segment called "Wade's World" from time to time on FS-Tennessee, and it never ceases to make me laugh. So how can a guy like Wade Belak have an important role in the Predators organization? His personality is very important in the locker room. He is a locker room favorite and provides the guys with a cool, laid back personality that can relieve tensions when the team may be struggling.
Many people questioned David Poile on why in the world he re-signed Belak. I was one of them. And, as a player, Belak probably should not have been brought back. But, I do think he has more value around the organization than is known by the fans. And let's be honest. How can you not love the guy?