More notes from our friend Don Fulton…
As Jack Johnson noted recently, the game is still fun – even on a last-place team – and team captain Rob Blake feels the same.
“As long as I’m playing I’m having fun. There’s a lot of stuff around the game that isn’t much fun, but once I get in the game and start playing it is absolutely fun,” Blake said. “You never want to be in last place that’s for sure, so the spirit and energy you see here (at practice) and in the games from this team is from the respect we have for the rest of the league.”
Blake indicated that he still favors a return to the Kings next season and perhaps beyond, and sees many reasons to be excited about the future.
“I feel like I want to play another year or maybe a couple,” he said. “I’ll approach that this summer and I’ll train like I always do and then see the options that are there for me. My focus has always been Los Angeles since I returned, and even though I don’t like the position that we are in, I still think there are steps that can be taken this summer to really improve this team and take it to another level.”