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So, another of my old Oilers squad retires after putting in 25 years of blood and sweat. The original “power forward”, Mark Messier became one of the games most exciting players though hard work and determination. Starting out as a key element in the Edmonton dynasty, Messier helped himself to 5 cups (one in the post Gretzky era) before moving on to the New York Rangers. In 1994, he helped the Rangers shatter the dreams of a Canucks stanley cup. He later joined the Canucks for three short years before returning to the Rangers.
Messier was a force on the ice, his leadership, determination, and grit has marked him as one of the games greatest players … the only question is “what is next?”. Will he join his old teammates of McTavish, Huddy, Simpson, and Lowe back in Edmonton? … Gretzky in Phoenix? … maybe the staff of the Rangers? … only time will tell.
Thanks for the years #11