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ROB BLAKE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Rob Blake’s Hall Of Fame Case

A little over a week ago the 2014 Hockey Hall of Fame inductions were announced.  Four players got the nod this year in Rob Blake, Peter Forsberg, Dominik Hasek and Mike Modano.  Over the next few days I will make their individual Hall of Fame cases using the Keltner List, which is borrowed from baseball but can be used by hockey with only minor changes. Here was my post when...
Via Kukla's Korner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Two Colorado Avalanche to enter Hockey Hall of Fame

Four individuals have been elected to enter the Hockey Hall of Fame in the Player Category. Former Avalanche players Rob Blake and Peter Forsberg are among the 2014 inductees. Ontario native, Rob Blake began his career at Bowling Green State University. The defender turned pro in 1990 joining the Los Angeles Kings, sparking 20 seasons in the National Hockey League. Over his years...
Via Mile High Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Am I? Round 5

            Last week's Who Am I was none other than Rob Blake.  Congratulations to RobC for the correct guess.  Blake captained the Kings following the trade of Gretzky and again donned the "C" when he returned to L.A. following the trade of Mattias Norstrom to the Dallas Stars.  Blake closed out his career with the Sharks where he was named captain due to...
Via Puckrant.com
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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
March 26, 2014  |  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

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

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

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 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

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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