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03-15-2004, 07:02 AM
True Blue
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Originally Posted by Fotiu22
Messier has earned one spot.
If that spot is on the 4th line receiving 10-12 minutes a night, then sure. Otherwise let him get his spot on another team. There is no going forward while Messier is here becuase of the way that he is used. He is not used as a 4th liner. He is used as a top liner. IMO, that's why he is not on another playoff team right now. Nothing to do w/ wantig to finish out in NY. Mess knew fully well that a trade to a team like Detroit or Colarado would result in no letters on his jersey, 10 minutes a night skating on the 4th line w/ no special teams time. While Jackass runs the Rangers Messier will NEVER be a 4th liner.

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