Rob Blake joins hockey operations department at NHL

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  1. danishh

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    thought you guys might be interested.

    http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=550798


    ps: move to nhl talk if you think it's more appropriate there.
     
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    The boys from Simcoe, Ont. are taking over the league!

    Who's next to join, Rick Walmsley???
     
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    That's about as vague a job description as he could have. I guess they wanted to bring him in and see where he would fit.
     
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    i think he's shanny's intern.
     
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    AIUI, he's working out of his "office" in California, not back in Manhattan, nor Toronto, in the league offices.

    This could be a move to add some league footprint to the west coast as well.


    Been an open secret for about four months, IIRC. :sarcasm:
     
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    Does he have a connection to Shanny or how did he get this gig?
     
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    Given the bad blood between the Wings and Avs..... not sure why they'd be buddies. (Otherwise, I don't know.)
     
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    My guess, mutual respect. Guessing they played a few ASGs together.


    http://blogs.mercurynews.com/sharks...ar-draft-and-oddsmakers-choice-for-last-pick/

    A little insight into Blake's duties

     
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    he collaborated with shanny on the ASG project as well iirc.
     
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    http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-elliott-nhl-20110208,0,7286998.column

    Blake looking to provide more of a league awareness of teams on the west coast.

     
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    Pretty good read. I guess it won't hurt to give the West a bone or two now and then.


    In all seriousness, I like how the NHL has taken in some of these older respected guys and didn't really give them anything big but having them around gives knowledge to guys like Gary of what its like and who knows, maybe someday, they'll be smart enough on the business side of things in 15 years to be Commish and make money for the owners but still be respectful of players rights etc...
     
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