Messier on WFAN this morning
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06-30-2010, 11:24 AM
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Ok: 2/3 of the way into the interview they've finally gone to Rangers. They asked him (verbatim):
Q: Will Shelley be re-signed?
A: Hard to say, they're in the middle of it now. Great team player. Great guy. Want to bring him back. [Hosts urged him to re-sign Shelley, to which he responded again that Sather was working on it and it was urgent given the timing.]
Q: What are we going to do with Gaborik? How does Gaborik not shoot in the shootout against the Flyers?
A: Gabs was the sole reason that the Rangers were close to the playoffs (then backtracked, not sole reason).
Q: As a guy who played for Keenan, what do you think of Torts?
You don't like him right?
[EDIT: the question couldn't have been more loaded if they tried; total hate for Torts by the questioner - Messier really couldn't have answered any other way, imo.]
A: Likes Torts. Think he's a great coach. Not a lot of guys could coach the team to the success we had last year. Demanding, but he's won before... coaching is not an easy profession... has a lot of respect for Torts and no problem with him coaching this team.
Q: Do you ever see yourself coaching?
A: Could be very satisfying... turning young guys into professionals... won't rule out anything.
Then they turned toward asking him if he'd like to join their softball team.
EDIT: So if you're not a Knicks fan and are listening, skip 2/3 of the way in to avoid the Lebron questions.
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