Mixed feelings on Blake. I'm looking forward to seeing him back up defenders without the redline but I'm sure Lowe might have some interest in Blake cause he'd replace York's speed and some offense.
On that sheet of ice Blake would probably end up putting himself through the end boards.
J. Smith has I think been thier captain for some time. Is a solid stay at home type with good intangibles. Gives a little more N.A presence to our backline.
Another option would be Blake for Laracque or some hybrid of that deal.
Not pining for Blake to be dealt by any means. I'd actually prefer to keep him as he is gonna be pretty cheap for what he's gonna provide the next two years.
Would it be too much to ask to get J. Smith and Laraque for say Blake and a pick or Blake and a mid level prospect. (Paps?, Campoli, Caldwell)
Oh sorry if the title freaked anyone out. I didn't mean to make it look like it was a done deal.... Oh wait a minute... Actually that's EXACTLY what I was going for. Buhahahhahhahha!