July 1st, 2006, 05:08 PM #1
Rob Blake Inks 2-Year Deal with LA KINGS
Rob Blake is coming home to the Los Angeles Kings. The former Kings captain is returning to his first NHL team (and his hometown) after signing a two-year, $12 million deal with the Kings on Saturday.
''Rob Blake is a special player and more importantly a special person,'' said Kings GM Dean Lombardi. ''He belongs in a Kings uniform. He represents everything we want this franchise to stand for now and in the future.''
WELCOME BACK, BLAKEY!!
In 81 games with the Avalanche last season, he had 14 goals and 51 assists.
July 1st, 2006, 10:35 PM #2
thank you thank you thank you
July 1st, 2006, 11:33 PM #3
Welcome Back Blakey
Great to have Blake back.
Blake - Matty
Miller - Gleason
Visno - Sopel
Will miss Corvo, but Joe wasn't really known for his D and the power play sucked with him. With Blake back we now have someone who can shoot from the point. Blake and Visnovsky on the points for the powerplay is a nice pair.
July 1st, 2006, 11:45 PM #4
Wow, this is impressive. Nice move Dean! Welcome back Rob! We're looking forward to seeing you back in a Kings jersey with some thunderous hip checks and booming point slap shots from the point!
July 2nd, 2006, 12:47 AM #5
Glad to have Rob back!!! Time to change the booooo for wooooooo!!!!
July 2nd, 2006, 07:29 AM #6
Too bad Lappy wasn't in the deal too.
July 2nd, 2006, 08:15 AM #7
You guys can take the "F" off your jersey's now !!
July 2nd, 2006, 09:59 AM #8
3rd Line Role Player
Solid pick up....But I would rather have Chara. I wonder if the Kings made a push for him, failed and went for Plan "B" getting Blake back...But it is a solid move..The move will improve the special teams 100%.
Hope this isnt the last of the free agent signings of big name guys.
July 2nd, 2006, 10:30 AM #9
I thought Kings want to get "Young" but Blake - 36, Thornton 35?
"Blake was a target for fan hostility whenever he returned to play at Staples Center, but he hopes all will be forgiven.
"I hope it's a warm reception," he said. "I think things will be put behind us." "
July 2nd, 2006, 10:43 AM #10
Time for some kick ass hip checks. Glad Blake is no longer an Avs player. Now let's sign some more good players.