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ROB BLAKE RUMORS & GOSSIP

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LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 17: Rob Blake and his family watch as his #4 jersey is retired during a ceremony before the game between the Anaheim Ducks and the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on January 17, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) What everyone is talking aboutThe Columbus Blue Jackets had what it took to end the Bruins winning streak...
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January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Rob Blake on jersey retirement: 'From day one I wanted to be up there'

Rob Blake's career was always about more than the numbers.  He made the numbers look easy: In 14 seasons with the Los Angeles Kings, he became the organization's all-time leader games played, goals, assists and points by a defenseman. The numbers may not have come as easy later on in his 21-year NHL career, but there's one number that counts: One, as in the amount of times he won...
Via Fox Sports West
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

BURST: Ducks vs. Kings, Rob Blake jersey retirement

The Freeway Faceoff series continues Saturday night at the Staples Center, where the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings will square off for bragging rights in southern California.  Before puck drop, the Kings will honor defenseman Rob Blake, who spent 14 seasons playing for Los Angeles, by retiring his No. 4 jersey. FOX Sports West's Brittany Held and Bear Heiser will be on site...
Via Fox Sports West
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Kings' legend Rob Blake's hockey career to come full circle with jersey retirement

The story of Rob Blake starts the way that so many other hockey stories start: On a frozen pond on a family ranch in Canada.  Blake's parents, Robert and Sandra, grew corn and soybeans on a 200-acre farm in Simcoe, Ontario, just north of Lake Erie. There was a pond on the property. When it froze, Blake and his buddies would get a game going. They pretended to be the Montreal Canadiens...
Via Fox Sports West
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Random NHL Thoughts - 8/13/14

-Let’s begin in Los Angeles. On Monday, the Kings announced that Rob Blake’s No. 4 jersey will be retired on January 17, prior to the game between the Kings and Ducks. Blake served as the Kings captain and was a steady blue collar defenseman in the NHL for many years. He will become the sixth Kings player to be honored by the organization, with this jersey retirement being well...
Via Puckrant.com
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The Los Angeles Kings will retire Hall of Fame defenseman Rob Blake's No. 4 jersey

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Kings will retire Hall of Fame defenseman Rob Blake's No. 4 jersey on Jan. 17. The Stanley Cup champions announced the honor Monday. Blake played 14 of his 20 NHL seasons with the Kings, including six seasons as their captain. The seven-time All-Star won the franchise's first Norris Trophy in 1998 and became the club leader in games played, goals and...
Via Associated Press
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

LA Kings to retire Rob Blake's No. 4 jersey

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Kings will retire Hall of Fame defenseman Rob Blake's No. 4 jersey on Jan. 17. The Stanley Cup champions announced the honor Monday. Blake played 14 of his 20 NHL seasons with the Kings, including six seasons as their captain. The seven-time All-Star won the franchise's first Norris Trophy in 1998 and became the club leader in games played, goals...
Via Associated Press
August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings to retire No. 4 jersey of Rob Blake on Jan. 17

Another Kings jersey will join the Staples Center rafters on Jan. 17. Rob Blake, who's also joining the Hockey Hall of Fame in November, will have his No. 4 retired by the Kings ahead of a game vs. the Ducks at Staples Center. Blake, the Kings' vice president/assistant general manager, is the all-time leader in games played, goals, assists and points by an L.A. defenseman. His number...
Via Fox Sports West
August 11, 2014  |  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
June 23, 2014  |  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 the controversial...
Via Puckrant.com
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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