Congratulations, Rob Blake, on your number being retired and a belated congratulations on your Hall of Fame induction. Apropos of discussions on LAKi, I dug up what’s left of my comments on the topic back in 2008 (I pulled these out of the Inside the Kings archives a few months ago — good thing, too, because they’ve since dumped all the comments in the archives.)
The bottom line is, I think Rob Blake is kind of embarrassed to be around all that losing and rebuilding, because, darn it, he’s better than that. I also think a lot of fans agree that the Kings are kind of embarrassing, so they naturally side with Blake when he says things like that. He’s entitled to his opinion. As are you. I’m not even going to get into the fact that a few short weeks ago you renounced your King loyalty and said you preferred the Ducks — sort of a Blake-like fan free agent move; now that things look a little different, you appear to have changed your tune. But it’s not exactly the kind of thing that screams “retire my number.”
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