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06-03-2013, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by NikC View Post
Messier as an assistant to either AV or Rupp makes sense. His legacy is on the line here, and it could be forever tarnished if it's a disaster.

This team is not in the position to take a on a coach without any experience, regardless of his legendary status.
It makes sense if Vigneault and Ruff want Messier as a part of their coaching staff. A head coach needs to be allowed to pick his staff. If I was a coach, I'm not sure I would want Messier looking over my shoulder.

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