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10-25-2013, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by CHGoalie72 View Post
Sure, if you want to consider how into the game he really was at that transitional "midlife crisis" stage in his life...

I'd sooner consider the Mess we saw up until he was deflated by taking a backseat to a retiring Gretzky.

Still waiting for a legitimate argument against Messier....
So what you're telling me is the great player/coach was just taking a paycheck when he returned from Vancouver?

I have no beef against Messier the player other than the fact I think he hung around too long, but he'll go down in history for helping bring the Cup to NYC.

When he builds a coaching resume that consists of more than 6 games in a junior tournament I'll be happy to have him as a coach.

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