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Blake to manage Team Canada at World Championship

Mar 26, 2014, 4:20 PM EDT

Rob Blake #4 of the Los Angeles Kings watches the puck after taking a shot against the New York Islanders during their game at the Nassau Coliseum on January 31, 2008 in Uninodale, New York.
(January 31, 2008 - Source: Andy Marlin/Getty Images North America) Getty Images

Hockey Canada has named Rob Blake as its general manager for the 2014 World Championship in Belarus.

Blake — currently in his first season as assistant GM of the Los Angeles Kings — will be aided by Flyers assistant GM Ron Hextall, Coyotes assistant GM Brad Treliving, and longtime Hockey Canada exec Brad Pascall.

Blake and Hextall are both well-known former players who are considered potential future NHL general managers. Treliving is not as well known, but obviously Hockey Canada thinks highly of his abilities.

The coaching staff will be announced later.

Canada kicks off the tournament May 9 versus France.

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  1. xx1111 - Mar 26, 2014 at 4:43 PM

    At least you could have came up with an Avalanche picture of Rob Blake since that was the last team he played for and won a cup with or just use that tool known as google

    • jernster21 - Mar 26, 2014 at 6:20 PM

      …except he played for the Kings and Sharks after leaving the Avs.

      • canadianguest - Mar 27, 2014 at 4:35 AM

        Since the job is as the GM of Team Canada, maybe a picture in a business suit.

        What is really telling here is that the excitement is so intense that the comments are about the picture used in the article.

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