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01-25-2009, 04:01 PM
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Messier will forever be my favorite player, leader and what not. For his play prior to the trapping era.
But I seriously think he would be a disaster anywhere near a hockeyteam these days. The game of hockey have changed, and its obviously extremely hard for someone who have had a ton of success in the game of hockey, to accept that it, the game, have changed.
You don't win on will-power and talent alone these days. Slats didn't even get that 2003. Its a extreme team game. A drilled Swiss team with 2 borderline NHLers got a serious chance against the best of Canada thrown together. Thats a fact.
I am sure Messier would become a great leader if he realized that. But I don't think he will -- ever. He didn't either get it 2003. After trapping hockey had dominated for atleast 8 years. Why would he get it 2009 after 14 years?
Look at Steve Yzerman. He is at every international tournaments. In the stands for AHL games. He sits in at Detroits organization meetings et c.
He will become a great leader. Mess obviously think he could do it right away on will and stubborness.
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