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06-01-2013, 08:53 PM
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I think AV is the most obvious option. Not sure about his abilities, but making the play-offs several years in a row, making the SC finals, winning the division several times in a row. That does say something

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I think AV is the most obvious option. Not sure about his abilities, but making the play-offs several years in a row, making the SC finals, winning the division several times in a row. That does say something
Please don't try to tell me that winning the Northwest division is an actual accomplishment.

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I would like to see Eakins get a shot. Some new blood, new style new system would be nice over a re-tread coach.

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There is a part of me that wouldn't mind seeing this happen. Henrik gets his chance at a cup, and Ranger fans finally get a real GM.




Who am I kidding, Isiah would be running the Rangers hours after Sather was fired.
He is probably already running the Rangers.

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On CBC, Elliotte Friedmann reported that Mark Messier turned the Oilers head coaching job last season.

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06-01-2013, 09:19 PM
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One thing for sure. if Messier takes the job he will be in 110% to win the cup. All In...whatever it takes.

His credibility as a hockey god is so high in NY.

He coaches and fails... The legacy takes a hit

He coaches and wins the cup..... My god....

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It takes a lot more than desire to be a successful coach, though.

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One thing for sure. if Messier takes the job he will be in 110% to win the cup. All In...whatever it takes.
As supposed to which coach?

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The idea of Messier a coach honestly doesn't seem that bad.

The reality of what could happen, though, does.

Has there ever been a successful coach that has come into the NHL with, quite literally, no prior coaching experience? Serious question, not rhetorical.

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06-01-2013, 09:32 PM
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Would like Eakins. Don't think we should be taking a risk with Messier or Gretzky, especially when we were so close last year and this is Hanks contract year. No time to let Messier "figure it out." The guy has never coached before aside from some Jr. Rangers youth hockey teams.

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The idea of Messier a coach honestly doesn't seem that bad.

The reality of what could happen, though, does.

Has there ever been a successful coach that has come into the NHL with, quite literally, no prior coaching experience? Serious question, not rhetorical.
The thing with Messier is I feel like it would be another Torts. I love Mess but the dude is a maniac. I feel like it would be more anger, more pressure, more benchings, more throwing guys under the bus, less Kreider. All the stuff we just fired.

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As supposed to which coach?
Don't mean to imply any NHL coach wouldn't be fully committed to the success of the team, but that Messier would have the added incentive of putting his NY legacy on the line.

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06-01-2013, 09:51 PM
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The thing with Messier is I feel like it would be another Torts. I love Mess but the dude is a maniac. I feel like it would be more anger, more pressure, more benchings, more throwing guys under the bus, less Kreider. All the stuff we just fired.

Yea but its Messier.

Wow it could be the greatest thing or a total drama scene.


He is a very intense guy. But you got to think, unlike Torts, Messier would be systemically Offense oriented. Although we really don't know, but ya got to think

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Would like Eakins. Don't think we should be taking a risk with Messier or Gretzky, especially when we were so close last year and this is Hanks contract year. No time to let Messier "figure it out." The guy has never coached before aside from some Jr. Rangers youth hockey teams.
Good point. Wow roll the dice...

I wish we could get a great head coach that could deal with Messier assigned as the Powerplay czar.

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Yea but its Messier.

Wow it could be the greatest thing or a total drama scene.


He is a very intense guy. But you got to think, unlike Torts, Messier would be systemically Offense oriented. Although we really don't know, but ya got to think
I think it's going to be Messier and Leetch. And I'm scared to death.

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I think it's going to be Messier and Leetch. And I'm scared to death.
Hey, at least we have our first next year, right?!

RIGHT?

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I think it's going to be Messier and Leetch. And I'm scared to death.
Well.... Hopefully we'll have a good PP.... Maybe.....

Leetch does not stand out to me as the "coaching" type.

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I think it's going to be Messier and Leetch. And I'm scared to death.
Leetch will never work for Sather again.

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I don't think Sather hires Messier.

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is this whole Messier thing real? I mentioned it a few days ago as a joke ...

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Ya what to know what I think(ok probably not, but I'll tell you anyway)?

I think this whole Gretz/Messier coaching nonsense is being manufactured by the Rangers organization as a misdirection to who they are really looking for the job.

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There is a part of me that wouldn't mind seeing this happen. Henrik gets his chance at a cup, and Ranger fans finally get a real GM.
Do you actually want this to happen? I want Henrik to stay here and win a cup here. I don't want him to pull a Lebron to get a ring. That's what leaving in his prime would be. Much different from a Bourque situation. If Henrik stays and then is 37-39, we suck and have no chance, then trade him and give him a shot at a cup. Otherwise, I want him to be a career Ranger and to stay here and do his BEST to win a cup for New York.

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The thing with Messier is I feel like it would be another Torts. I love Mess but the dude is a maniac. I feel like it would be more anger, more pressure, more benchings, more throwing guys under the bus, less Kreider. All the stuff we just fired.
Exactly. All that minus the successful coaching pedigree.

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Posted this thread on the HOH board regarding coaches with no prior experience: http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh...1#post66894151

Some interesting answers thus far.

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is this whole Messier thing real? I mentioned it a few days ago as a joke ...
I hope to God the Gretzky thing is a joke.

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