a captain's main role is to lead by example, this doesn't bode well for the Sharks.. At some point they'll realize the guy is not who they think he is...
As much has some of you have negative feelings about Jack's dad, he wouldn't make up something like that.
Jack always felt that Rob would go out of his way not to chase down pucks in the corner and left that chore to JJ. The feeling I got from this convo was that Blake was lazy and often just picked his spots to be responsible...
I agree with you about how Odie would have been a better fit in that role...
I understand that the Kings fans' view of Blake is out of whack with the rest of the league, including, apparently, the players themselves.
And I didn't hate him for the Colorado trade--**** like that happens all the time in sports, plus we might've won that deal if Deadmarsh hadn't suffered such a freak injury.
And I didn't hate him all that much when he came back and was mediocre--that's Blake at this point. He should've never made that kind of money that we paid him. What was he supposed to do, say no to $6M/year? I hated the deal, but not Blake personally.
But he really sealed his fate when he rejected the trade at the end of the 2008 deadline and then bailed on us the following offseason--to the very same team he had nixed a trade to a few months before. That was a dick move, no matter how you slice it.
if you are one to believe in the hearsay, Rob Blake told everyone in earshot at the gym that he wasn't coming back for $4 million dollars.
It's amazing how Kings fans still defend blake.
Ok, will this Blake stuff ever end? So many people are putting so much energy in hating Blake and or defending Blake.
It is over, it is time to move on. I have been reading so much about him on LGK it is like he did something personally to some of you. He plays hockey, he did not commit a crime. His play on the ice or his actions has not effected my life in any way.
The fact that he is the captain of the Sharks has not changed the way I look at things or what I am going to do tomorrow.
Come on guys, its all ball bearings now!