Blake retires after 20 seasons
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Early in his 20th season, Rob Blake realized that this would be his final one as an NHL player.
Even as he performed at the level of a player younger than his 40 years, helping the San Jose Sharks reach the Western Conference final, he didn't waver. Blake made his decision official Friday, announcing his retirement from a career that most likely will end at the Hockey Hall of Fame.
"I knew it was the right time. I have no regrets," he said. "I understood it was ...
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