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08-03-2011, 08:56 PM
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I see no comparison between Richards and Messier, except that they obviously shared some superlative skills.

Messier was a dominator, he wanted something to get in his way so he could put it down. There weren't many guys like Messier, ever.

Edit: since this is not supposed to be a comparison of the two players, and more a comparison of what the acquisitions of each mean, I would say that Messier would get teammates to play the way he wanted, or else. Whatever the politics of NYR leading up to, and past, the Cup win, he was what was needed to force a team to coalesce. Let's face it, how long had it been since Rangers players could look down the bench and see a guy like Mess. Never?

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