The era of Rob Blake as captain of the HFNHL Los Angeles Kings is over. Blake has been traded, along with a 5th round draft pick, to the Carolina Hurricanes. In exchange, the Kings receive a first round draft pick (CGY) in 2007, standout prospect Alex Goligoski, and throw-in veterans Mike Rathje and Eric Daze. Blake has been the captain of the Kings since day one, when GM Mike McEwan took on the job some eight years ago. He was the last of the original roster players, after forwards Olli Jokinen and Glen Murray were dealt last season. LA continues to quietly re-build, working toward better days in the HFNHL. The club has a wealth of young players, but the immediate future still calls for rocky times as many prospects are still a year or two away. Rumors have it that the team may add a forward or two this off-season via free agency. Kyle Calder remains on the block.