Kings Deal Captain

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  1. Dempsey

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    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.
     
  2. Ohio Jones

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    That's a good trade, Mike. Glad to see it worked out for you.

    Good addition for Carolina as well - these are going to be some interesting playoff races and postseason matchups, I tell you what...
     
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    Thanks. I hope to see Blake succeed in Carolina. And for the Kings, it gives us an offensive blueliner prospect in Goligoski, and an extra first rounder to select with.

    Mike
     
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    I wonder how many players are still with their original teams after all these years. My only remaining original player is Marc Savard...
     
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    The last original Blue Jacket roster player (from the 2000 HFNHL expansion draft) was Mike Lecerc, who was traded away earlier this season for Mike Grier. Henrik Sedin was added the following season, and is the only player still around from that year (Michael Leighton, Jim Vandermeer and Philippe Boucher were also acquired that year, but were traded or lost to free agency over the past 12 months).
     
  6. The only one for the Wings that has been here the whole time is Lidstrom.

    I do have guys with asterisks besides their names such as Shanahan and Draper who are on their second and third tours of duty respectively with the Wings but that's it.
     
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    Ryan Miller. Only real life Sabres player/prospect on the team that's still with the team and was when i orginially joined. After 30+ trades in my initial year...i think its highly unlikely anybody from 01-02 is still around, let along league inception!
     
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    I think the only original player one left on the Colorado roster is Marc Denis. Visnovsky was drafted in 2001 by Colorado and has played with the team since the 2001-02 season.
     

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