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#21 Colorado Rockies 1976

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 09:23 AM

Messier's ego has always been a thing of legend and his actions during his time with the Canucks is a perfect example of his arrogance.

 

I would love for the Rags fans to start turning on him.

 

It will take a lot...the Blowshirt faithful forget that the Rangers only made the playoffs in half the seasons he played for them, and that he was just a much of detriment to that organization during his second tour of duty there as he was for the Canucks.  It's a joke that he's the second all-time leading scorer in the NHL, mostly because he got there by taking advantage of the Ranger organization that was too scared to tell him "Thanks for everything, but it's really time for you to go."  I'm not surprised he left...he's always felt like he should have the keys to that organization since they won that Cup.  He seems to think the Rangers owe him for life.


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Posted 28 June 2013 - 09:26 AM

 

Love the part where the butthurt Rags fans try to excuse Messier's time there with bogus rumors and disregard of pretty convincing evidence.

 

But that's par for the course for almost all Rags fans anyways.


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Posted 28 June 2013 - 10:06 AM

HAHAHAHA what a little bitch
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Posted 28 June 2013 - 10:28 AM

I'm hearing that EA has decided to put Mark Messier on the cover of NHL 14 as a result of his "departure."

 

Here's the pic:

 

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 11:14 AM

In college I wrote a paper for an organizational behavior in sports class entitled "The Bogus Legacy of Mark Messier" and referenced his failure in Vancouver, but it apparently was even worse than I thought haha.  Thanks for the link, what a great read.


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Posted 28 June 2013 - 11:50 AM

Ahh nothing like a little Messier bashing to get the weekend started
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Posted 28 June 2013 - 12:11 PM

 

Yeah that's what I read.  Hard to believe he got away with half of that sh!t.  


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Posted 28 June 2013 - 12:14 PM

This fvcking cocksucker has an ego so big, he goes around and presents an award for leadership that he named after himself. a$$holes don't get any bigger than that.
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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. 


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[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?
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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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Posted 28 June 2013 - 04:31 PM

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. 

 

Bingo.  This is why Messier is my most hated player in the NHL ever.  Above Barnaby, Avery and Domi.

 

Also doesn't help that his ego is constantly fueled by MSG network having Summer of 94 on seemingly constant re-runs and idiot fans who act like time stopped in 1994.  You can almost tell his ego is overloading his physical body when it gets fed as his eyes swell and tears pour out every time he at ceremony at MSG.  Those are not tears, it's excess vanity trying to escape his human form.


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Posted 29 June 2013 - 09:08 AM

There are 2 things I remember about Mess (besides the obvious)

 

1) When he came back to the Rags for his second stint, he guaranteed the rags would make the playoffs that season. it was on the back of the Daily News (or NY Post)

"I guaranty we make the playoff's"......well they didn't make the playoff's and rag fans deny this guaranty ever happened. (I'd kill for a copy of that newspaper).

 

2) About the same time he signed with the rags for the second stint, there was talk the Devils might be interested in signing him (but he was looking for big money),  John McMullen came out and said something like "he's a nice young man who had a great career but his time is over, we don't need him at that price" (something to that effect, it was a nice way of saying he's washed up....take a hike)


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Posted 29 June 2013 - 10:03 AM

Because he's def not butt hurt over the coaching thing:

 

“I have tremendous respect for the coaching fraternity and for the art of coaching,” Messier told The Post. “I don’t take it lightly. I understand the benefit of experience."
 

“But I have a lot of experience in this game and in winning. I’m not 32. I’m 52. There’s a little bit of water under the bridge. I’ve learned a lot. My experience shouldn’t be discounted or under-appreciated, either.”


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Posted 29 June 2013 - 02:34 PM

Why didnt they let him coach the Whale, to get some experience ? He'd still be in the organization, and could be ready to jump in the NHL when the time was right.

Like J Mac did.


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Posted 29 June 2013 - 03:41 PM

Why didnt they let him coach the Whale, to get some experience ? He'd still be in the organization, and could be ready to jump in the NHL when the time was right.

Like J Mac did.

 

I'm sure he was above such a thing. Look at that quote... "My experience shouldn't be discounted or under-appreciated". 


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Posted 29 June 2013 - 03:48 PM

I'm sure he was above such a thing. Look at that quote... "My experience shouldn't be discounted or under-appreciated". 

you're right, I forgot about his big ego

he'll be crying back to the front office in a year or so when he feels the "need" for attention again


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