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08-17-2009, 09:19 AM
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We may all hate the idea of Messier one day being the braintrust of this organization, but there is one thing to keep in mind.

Messiers work ethic is next to none, and while he may not seem experienced or saavy in the team management role, if it turns out to be something he really enjoys I see no reason to believe he could be successful at it. Sure, the same thing could be said for Gretzky and his coaching aspirations - but things take a while to develop in this role.

Messier knows this isnt an overnight thing. He'll be committed to it, and I see no reason why he can't be a GM in this league one day. Effective one? Well we'll just have to wait and see. Personally I dont think he has the right temperament for the job, but hes the type of guy that proves you wrong.

Good luck to Messier, Congratulations, and welcome back to the Rangers.

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