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11-26-2003, 07:39 AM
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True Blue
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Originally Posted by moosemessier
truw - messier is 42 and should be preserved BUT they need to win now and later. i personally think that messier should not see much PK at all. let the kids. i know the PK and PP are integral in the rangers making the playoffs but that will kill mess.
Mess turns 43 in January. It does not matter to me where Messier looses ice time. Be it ES, PP, or PK. But he has got do drop between 5-6 mintues somewhere. I agree that he is playing well, but he simply cannot continue to play so many minutes.

"didnt lindros JUST come back from injury?

isnt messier one of the top hottest forwards on that team? ride him man."

And now Lindros is not injured. And when healthy, he should not be neither a 4th line cener nor a wing. You cannot ride Mess here. He is not even a 35 year old at this point. You can't ride a 43 year old in October and November and expect that he will continue to play well from January-April (May if we are lucky). Like it or not, in order for Messier to be effective anytime afte New Year's, his ice time has got to be cut down. And not just by a minute or 2.

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