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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
May 07, 2015  |  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
May 04, 2015  |  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...
March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Messier: '84 Oilers with Gretzky would be force in today's NHL

  The Edmonton Oilers won their first Stanley Cup title 30 years ago. Mark Messier thinks that team would still be a force today. ''The players are faster (today), that may be true, but Mike Gartner still holds the fastest time around the rink for any hockey player,'' Messier said Wednesday at Rexall Place. ''The difference nowadays is players are probably trained better so they...
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October 08, 2014  |  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

Messier Thinks Rangers Have Great Chance At Stanley Cup, Do You?

With the Rangers in the midst of a 9-3-1 stretch, it’s easy to feel good about things as a Blueshirt fan. But legit Stanley Cup contender? What crazy Ranger fan would think that? (via New York Post)… “It would start in goal, and Henrik [Lundqvist] is playing great right now. They have a lot of balance in their attack right now, and their defense is as stable as there is in...
Via NY Rangers Blog
April 11, 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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