ROB BLAKE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Hockey Canada Announces Management Group For 2014 IIHF World Championship

CALGARY, Alta. – Hockey Canada announced Wednesday that Rob Blake (Simcoe, Ont.) has been named general manager of Canada’s National Men’s Team for the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, which will be held May 9-25, 2014 in Minsk, Belarus. Blake will lead a management group comprised of Ron Hextall (Brandon, Man./Philadelphia, NHL), Hockey Canada’s vice-president...
Via Kukla's Korner
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Matheson engages in a fascinating conversation with Rob Blake about the suspension process

The Edmonton Journal's Jim Matheson's posted at least half of his weekly Hockey World articles on his blog page (I believe that he's still working on "Ask Matty" as I'm posting this, and I don't see any "Short Shifts" yet). Especially given a) the fact that Don Cherry decided to suggest that John Scott and Cody McLeod require the sympathy...
Via Kukla's Korner
October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Leetch, Patrick Burke join NHL safety department

Hall of Fame defenseman Brian Leetch and former You Can Play executive director Patrick Burke joined the NHL's department of player safety on Thursday. Leetch is taking the position of manager of player safety that had been held by Rob Blake, who was named assistant general manager of the Los Angeles Kings last month. Burke will serve in the new position of director of player...
Via Fox Sports
August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Jason Lewis: Rob Blake, Forgive and Forget?

It’s a funny thing. Of all that transpires in an offseason, the trades, the signings, the buyouts and the long-awaited schedule emergence...the thing that has made some King fans fly off the handle the most is the replacement of Assistant GM Ron Hextall with former King defenseman and Department of Player Safety staff member Rob Blake. Much of the vitriol by fans stems from...
Via HockeyBuzz
July 20, 2013  |  Discuss

TRH THROWBACK THURSDAY: DEFENDING THE CROWN

It looks like the Los Angeles Kings take Throwback Thursday way more seriously than I do.    Rob Blake on media call talking about his new job with the Kings ... pic.twitter.com/2qL7WNnutX — LA Kings (@LAKings) July 18, 2013   That's right, former LA Kings defenseman, Rob Blake, was announced as the new Assistant GM for the LA Kings today. Now, you...
Via The Royal Half
July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Ex-Kings defeseman Rob Blake named assistant GM

Former Los Angeles Kings captain and defenseman Rob Blake as been named the clubs assistant general manager, Kings presidentgeneral manager Dean Lombardi announced on Thursday. Blake, the Kings' all-time leader in games played, goals, assists and points by a defenseman, replaces Ron Hextall, who left the Kings to take a front office position with Philadelphia. Blake played...
Via Fox Sports West
July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Rob Blake comes back to Kings in assistant GM role

Former Los Angeles Kings captain and defenseman Rob Blake as been named the clubs assistant general manager, Kings presidentgeneral manager Dean Lombardi announced on Thursday. Blake, the Kings' all-time leader in games played, goals, assists and points by a defenseman, replaces Ron Hextall, who left the Kings to take a front-office position with Philadelphia. Blake has spent...
Via Fox Sports West
July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Rob Blake Named Asst. GM For The LA Kings

LOS ANGELES – Former Los Angeles Kings captain and defenseman Rob Blake has been named the club’s Assistant General Manager, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today. Blake – the Kings’ all-time leader in games played, goals, assists and points by a defenseman – replaces Ron Hextall who is leaving the Kings organization to take a front office position...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Dougie Hamilton’s Skill Set Reminds Peter Chiarelli of Rob Blake, Larry Robinson

Dougie Hamilton is just 19 years old and has yet to appear in an NHL game, so Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli finds it difficult to put a ceiling on what exactly the big defenseman could accomplish in his career. But when asked who Hamilton compares to, Chiarelli threw out a couple of interesting names. Chiarelli said that Hamilton’s skill set reminds him of Larry Robinson...
Via NESN.com
January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Stuart's intangibles could fill much needed role in San Jose

“When we signed Rob Blake, we wanted Rob Blake to be Rob Blake. We didn’t need him to be a mentor or a king for all the young princes. We needed him to be Rob Blake. That’s all we wanted.”- Todd McLellan Two years and two days ago, the San Jose Sharks lost veteran Rob Blake to retirement. Blake played a bulky role on the team's blue line, and his absence left a gaping...
Via Red Light District Hockey
June 11, 2012  |  Discuss
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