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Bank Shot
Michael Farber
January 29, 2001
King defenseman Rob Blake, who may be traded in advance of hitting the jackpot as a free agent, could turn a contender into the Stanley Cup favorite
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January 29, 2001

Bank Shot

King defenseman Rob Blake, who may be traded in advance of hitting the jackpot as a free agent, could turn a contender into the Stanley Cup favorite

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He made the right decision last Saturday, drifting into the high slot to one-time a shot on a five-on-three power play, a laser that touched off a string of four Los Angeles goals in a 6-3 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes, the Kings' third consecutive road win. Blake had a satisfying afternoon: a goal, an uncharacteristic but cathartic fight with feisty Bates Battaglia and a victory. Until his contract situation is resolved, this is the bottom line.

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