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Blake joins the Sharks

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

Longtime Kings defenseman Rob Blake has signed a one-year, $5 million deal with the Sharks.

EN Says: Other than losing Brian Campbell (if you call that being active), the Sharks haven't done much since Tuesday when the free agency period started. Blake isn't what he used to be, but he's still more than competent on the blue line. He can still hit, shoot and log some serious minutes. He's not nearly the player Campbell is and he has had some injury issues in recent years, but Blake is still someone you can count on to be your best defenseman if healthy (a big IF). Giving him $5 million is probably a bit much though. Surely he sees joining San Jose as being a team he can win one more Cup title with.

(Photo: The Hockey News)

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