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MARK MESSIER RUMORS & GOSSIP

Messier, Gretzky ... Brassard? Center enjoys historic night after challenge from coach

Derick Brassard is not the type of player who frequently draws comparisons to some of the game's greats such as Mark Messier and Wayne Gretzky. In fact, the talk about Brassard ahead of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals Tuesday was more about his meeting with coach Alain Vigneault early in the day.  According to NHL.com, Brassard and teammate Derek Stepan both earned an invitation...
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Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 5|27|15

The Rangers dominated Game 6 in Tampa, beating the Lightning 7-3 in what became a blowout in the third period. The series is now tied at 3 games apiece, and a decisive Game 7 will be played on Friday in New York. The Rangers yet again silenced their critics by scoring an abundance of goals in a lopsided game, just as they did in Game 4. The seven goals scored by New York are the...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

He's a tough Ladd: Jets captain to undergo surgery in light of Messier nomination

Jets’ captain Andrew Ladd must have quite the pain threshold. While speaking on a media conference call about his recent nomination for the Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award, Ladd revealed that the sports hernia he suffered during winter of the regular season will require surgery, which he will undergo Friday in St. Louis. Despite having to regularly miss team skates in order to...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Jonathan Toews Named Messier Award Finalist

On Monday afternoon, Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews was named one of three finalists for the 2014-15 Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award. The other two finalists are former Blackhawk and current Winnipeg Jets captain Andrew Ladd and Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf. The selection of the three finalists and winner are made by Mark Messier. The post Jonathan Toews Named...
Via Committed Indians
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Served As Rangers Captain Between Mark Messier And Chris Drury?

Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh hasn’t donned the “C” for long, but he joins an elite group of leaders in the New York organization. The first-year captain was handed the reins after forward Ryan Callahan was dealt to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for veteran Martin St. Louis last season at the trade deadline. Callahan earned the “C” after Chris Drury — who served...
Via NESN.com
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Mark Messier takes on advisory role with the Oilers

Mark Messier has confirmed the reports stating he has taken on a new role with the Edmonton Oilers. Messier now serves as an “advisor or consultant” to the Oilers, according to a recent interview seen on the Oilers’ website. Here’s what Messier had to say about his new role: “I am available for anything that they need me to do or talk about. For example, just coming in...
Via Puck Drunk Love
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cuba Gooding Jr.'s odd behavior at NHL Awards

For some reason, Cuba Gooding Jr. was chosen to be a presenter at Tuesday night’s NHL Awards. And his performance and demeanor on stage were even more awkward than you’d think. He started off talking about a “reverse oreo,” which poked fun about being in the middle of Mark Messier and Adam Graves. But this wasn’t stand-up comedy hour, and it wasn’t the right time for...
Via The Sports Daily
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

The 10 best responses from Mark Messier's interview on Reddit

Mark Messier took to the hockey section of Reddit on Thursday and answered a series of questions from users. As you might expect from an interview (or Ask Me Anything - AMA) on Reddit, the questions took on many shapes and forms. Messier stood in and provided a ton of interesting and even insightful comments.  Here are 10 responses we thought stood out from the others: Hi...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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