NEW YORK (WFAN) — We all know about Mark Messier’s guarantee in the 1994 Eastern Conference finals.
But what nobody knew — until now — was that the New York Rangers captain wasn’t all swagger leading up to the do-or-die Game 6 in New Jersey.
“He came into my office in that series that we’re talking about — and you’ve already described Mark, the emotional Mark — saying that, you know, we really want to get this done and we’ve really maxed out our preparation here. And, of course, then he starts crying in my office. I said, ‘Mark, don’t worry. We’ll get it done,’ ” former Rangers coach Mike Keenan said on WFAN’s “Boomer & Carton” show Thursday.
“Again, an emotional moment just between the captain and myself,” he added. “(Messier) needed some support right there, because I think he was feeling a little bit of the pressures and the demands, the expectations. That’s a story nobody’s heard before.”