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08-18-2009, 07:29 AM
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Originally Posted by shoothepuck View Post
He should have done other things in hockey after his retirement, to set himself up, prior to being given this appointment. A scout, an assitant coach in the minors, an Assit. GM with some other team, ect. He can learn on the job, but that doesn't mean he's the right man for the job.
This appointment is the other things. Did any of other ex-players now working for NHL management teams do something else before their current posts? People have different expectations and place certain demands on Messier. Steve Yzerman,Al MacInnis,Joe Nieuwendyk,Cam Neeley and Ron Francis. Messier has the same job description as those guys. Yzerman is somehow responsible for running the Canadian Olympic team. Where are his credentials? He is the third wheel in Detroit after Holland and Nill.

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