They see me rollin'. They hatin'.
- Jul 28, 2004
For the third summer in a row, LA Kings General Manager Rob Blake acquired a high-profile forward to improve his club's depth. Blake and the Kings succeeded in returning to the playoffs, though the club ultimately failed to advance beyond the first round in both 2022 and 2023. The offseason isn't the only time to improve your club and Blake made several moves over the last calendar year to give his team the opportunity to make a deep playoff run in 2024. Here's a look at how the 2022-23 LA Kings were built and the three distinct stages of Rob Blake's tenure as GM of the LA Kings. INHERITED PLAYERS Before we look at the roster, we should acknowledge that there are a handful of players that Rob