Posted 28 June 2013 - 04:03 PM
Yeah that's what I read. Hard to believe he got away with half of that sh!t.
For some reason, no one dared to stand up to him. The Rangers were the perfect example of this...Messier had an absurd amount of power in that lockerroom as he finished his career there...way too much for a guy who was clearly waaaaaaaay past his prime, and whose presence was no longer remotely necessary (and similar to Vancouver, had become flat-out toxic). But not only did Messier seem to think helping the Rangers win the '94 Cup entitled him to feel owed by that franchise for life (emphasis on HELPED...he did not do it alone...several Rangers played key roles...start with Mike Richter, who managed to keep his team in that infamous Game 6 long enough for Messier to perform his heroics), the Rangers seemed to echo the sentiment. I don't remember one single other Ranger acting like they owned the fvcking team because of '94...not Graves...not Richter...not Leetch...none of them. And notice how both times, when Messier didn't get what he wanted when he wanted it from the Rangers (a new contract when Patrick Ewing's was still being worked on, and the head coaching job), he couldn't bail out on them fast enough.
THE NHL MUST LOVE THE DEVILS - from who else? A RANGER fan!
[Mark Messier]: A big, bald attention whore with a stupid Easter Island-lookin face. - from who else? DaneykoIsGod!
Even when Marty comes back maybe Larry should put Clemmensen to be on the goal during the shootouts.
Can the coach do that ? Switch the goalies 5 seconds to go in overtime? - Most priceless quote ever posted on a message board.
Martin Brodeur: THE MOST ALL-TIME WINS!, 12 straight seasons of 30+ wins, 3 Stanley Cups, 4 Vezina Trophies, and zero respect from too many so-called Devils "fans" who are either too young or too bandwagon to remember the much darker days of Sean Burke, Craig Billington, Bob Sauve, Alain Chevrier, and the talented but overwhelmed Chico Resch, among many others.
It's easy to support a great player when he's playing at his very best. It takes a true fan to support that same player during those rare moments and stretches when he's not. Babe Ruth went 0-4 some games, and sometimes Wayne Gretzky was held pointless. There may be such a thing as greatness, but no such thing as absolute perfection every single night.
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