San Jose Sharks: Retirement Or Not, Rob Blake Shouldn’t Be Re-Signed

June 6th, 2010 by Andy Bensch Leave a reply »
When the San Jose Sharks decided to take the captaincy away from five-year captain Patrick Marleau last off season, almost the entire fan base was in unison on who should handle the role.

Of course, it’s a no brainer; Dan Boyle was the ONLY option that made sense for captain.

But Sharks head coach Todd McLellan, GM Doug Wilson and the rest of the club's front office landed on the then 39-year-old defenseman Rob Blake to take on the responsibility.

Now, there is no arguing the pedigree and off-ice leadership of one Rob Blake. And since the future hall of fame defenseman has all the qualities a team could want in a leader, most fans didn't make too big of a deal about his being named captain when the move was first announced.

While almost none of the fan base was expecting or pulling for the second year Shark to be named captain, it was hard for any of them to argue against someone with such an impressive track record.

However, with the season concluded, it can be said that while naming Blake captain wasn't a terrible decision, it was clearly a move that lacked flare.

When you look around the rest of the N ...

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