Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 09/26/10 at 10:53 AM ET
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
The NHL’s head office may soon add another former big-name player to its ranks.
Having already brought in Brendan Shanahan last year as the league’s vice president of hockey and business affairs, two sources have told ESPN.com that Rob Blake could be next.
Blake, who retired this past summer after a star-studded career, is slated to meet with league officials this upcoming week to see if there’s a fit for him. The idea is he would work alongside Shanahan, although remain based in Southern California.
Blake told ESPN.com during this past postseason that he wanted to remain involved in hockey after his playing career was over. He’s always been one of the brighter minds in the game, taking an active role in NHL Players’ Association affairs and being an original member of the competition committee after the lockout. Colin Campbell, the NHL’s executive vice president and director of hockey operations, has spoke highly of Blake for his competition committee work.
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