Don’t count Mark Messier as one of the many who think the Stanley Cup Final is already over.
We all know about Mark Messier’s guarantee. But what nobody knew — until now — was that the Rangers captain wasn’t all swagger leading up to the do-or-die Game 6 in N.J.
Rex Ryan flashed the bat and the leather during Saturday’s Boomer & Carton vs. NYPD celebrity softball game. But it wasn’t enough as Team Boomer lost to the First Precinct in walk-off fashion.
To get to the Stanley Cup Final, the Blueshirts will have to get past the likes of the mighty Bruins and Penguins in the Eastern Conference. Are the Rangers good enough to get there? Mark Messier thinks they are.
Boomer was grinning from ear to ear Friday morning when the one and only Mark Messier stopped by the brand-new Allstate Studio for a visit.
Hockey legend Mark Messier joined Boomer and Craig for a few minutes Tuesday morning to catch up with the boys and tell them all about his dream to bring a place to skate back to the Bronx.
Lundqvist would probably trade in all of his endorsement deals, give away closets full of designer suits and hand over the keys to his Maserati in an instant if it meant he could take one sip from Lord Stanley’s Cup.
Mark Messier announced Thursday in a statement that he is resigning from the Rangers organization.
Just over four weeks after he was fired by the Vancouver Canucks, Vigneault took over as coach of the New York Rangers on Friday — replacing the blustery John Tortorella three weeks after his dismissal.
“I don’t really know what Mark is going to do,” general manager Glen Sather told the New York Post. “He was very disappointed when I called to tell him that we were going to hire Alain.”
Vigneault may not be a breath of fresh air, but he’s not the restrictive leader that Tortorella was and that’s good news for the Rangers.
Amid reports that Alain Vigneault is the New York Rangers’ choice to replace fired coach John Tortorella, the team still isn’t ready to make that announcement.
Jagr’s wait to return to the Finals has taken him beyond 20 years. Here’s to hoping that he makes the most of his opportunity and turns back the clock by making a big impact for the Bruins at the big dance.
Dan Bylsma’s accomplishments as a whole are hugely impressive for a 42-year-old coach. The Penguins would be foolish to fire Bylsma. He would be welcomed by the Rangers’ organization with open arms.
It’s that sixth man, the role player, the one who you’ll need in a tight spot in a deciding game, who needs the right words whispered into his ear. Will Kidd have that? History says he won’t.