Thread: Speculation: End of the line for Sather?
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04-09-2010, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by hockeyviper87 View Post
True, but look around the league. JD is doing pretty well in St. Louis and he was an announcer before joining them. Yzerman is going to be a GM somewhere very soon and he has very little experience.
I would have more support for Messier if he started the Yzerman route a few years ago. W/ the upcoming IIHF tournament, this is Messier's first taste of management.

Yzerman started in 06 and has played a significant role within both the Red Wings and Team Canada (starting w/ the IIHF tournament, then leading Team Canada). I don't consider that very little experience when comparing him to Messier.

If there is one reason I don't want Mark Messier ANYWHERE near the Rangers, it's Doug Messier. And Mark has already tabbed Doug (along w/ Risebrough and Goulet) as advisors for the IIHF tournament. When Mark starts making hockey decisions outside of his comfort zone, that's when he's ready...not when he's picking head coaches (MacTavish) and his dad based on previous relationships.

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