I honestly don't see him doing that. Belak isn't a 22-year-old kid; he's a veteran with a family. But he could. JM says Wade is going to meet with Pete DeBoer in the morning to determine what's next. So, we'll just wait and see. I think Pete's going to tell him "scorers score, fighters need to fight'' and that's the end of it.
Here's what JM had to say:
"We put him on waivers and he cleared. He'll meet with Pete tomorrow. It basically doesn't change anything. We have 30 days , whether we want to send him to the American League or he gets back playing.''
Surprised he wasn't picked up?
"I think it's an indication a lot of teams are watching the dollars.''
Hesitant to send a veteran to Rochester?
"That's part of the human aspect. But as a team, we have a responsibility. You have to look at all the angles.''
Bigger move coming?
"I'm always trying to improve the team and I think when you look at our club, right now we have a stretch at home. We're 4-3 in seven home games and we have three big games.''
Deciding factor on Wade staying with Panthers?
"We don't have a lot of extra people around here. We'll see.''
Wakeup call for Belak and team?
"Definitely it's an indication that if we don't start winning, we could do other things.''
-- Forgot about the toy drive kicking off next month. Panthers are teaming up with the Marines and the Toys-for-Tots program. You can leave unwrapped toys at the front gates for the kiddies. Doesn't start until next month. Will post the game dates when I get them from the team. Again, another good cause. Appreciate all of you who help out.