I thought Blake performed extremely well despite very limited playing time throughout the year. Blake nearly scored in the 42nd and 67th, set up the penalty on a brilliant move, and iced the game in the 84th looking like a savvy vet as calmly pushed the ball into the back of the net. I see him as a very opportunistic goal scorer - a vital unfilled position the Rapids certainly need heading into the playoffs. I don't believe his defense is exceptional, but his natural nose for the goal, speed and power, and ability to put himself in dangerous places merits a greater look. I question Hankinson's judgement in not developing this talented rookie earlier in the season. Hanky has made very few thoughtful substitutions throughout the year and developed young talent poorly. I don't believe Blake would have been this year's Damani Ralph, but he clearly demonstrated he deserves a greater role than Hankinson excluding him from the travel squad on nearly every away game.