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Messier: Rangers need to make sure there’s no regrets

Jun 11, 2014, 4:11 PM EDT

Mark Messier; AP

The last player to lead the New York Rangers to the Stanley Cup was Mark Messier back in 1994. He didn’t have to overcome a 3-0 series deficit to do it, but if he did find himself as the team captain today, he would be telling them to make sure they didn’t have any reason to go home with regrets.

“I’d trust that we’ve got to this point for a reason because we’re a good team,” Messier said while on the Dan Patrick Show.

He added that the Rangers need to crowd Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick as much as possible because he will stop almost every shot he can see.

The Rangers have gotten this far without a captain as they traded Ryan Callahan at the deadline and didn’t hand anyone else the ‘C’, but they realize that many of them might not get another opportunity to play in the Stanley Cup Final, so they can’t afford to concede this series to the Kings until it’s over.

If you’re interested in the rest of Messier’s interview, which also includes him reflecting on his career, the championships he won, and how he feels he measured up against the greats of his era, you can watch it below:

  1. gbart22 - Jun 11, 2014 at 4:43 PM

    Listening to francesa It’s amazing how New York fans will go to extreme lengths to protect lundqvist you can’t be the king and be outplayed and vice versa will go on to then discredit anything brodeur achieved. Ridiculous.

    • 950003cups - Jun 11, 2014 at 4:50 PM

      They have a “King” who’s won nothing.
      They have a “Messiah” who’s done it once for them.

      NY Ranger fans are the dumbest sheep of all sports fans.

      BAAAAAH! BAAAAH! Lundqvist is the king!
      BAAAAH! BAAAAH! Messier is the MESSIAH!
      BAAAH! BAAAAH! We have more fans!


      Like dumb sheep!

  2. 950003cups - Jun 11, 2014 at 4:45 PM

    “I’d trust that we’ve got to this point for a reason because we’re a good team,” Messier said while on the Dan Patrick Show.

    Or perhaps because they cheated by playing dirty and taking out Carey Price.

    You guys think seeing me post is a lot? How about seeing this man you call “The Messiah” for the last 20 years for winning ONE CUP! If he’s truly that great, why did he quit the organization last September?

    I’ll answer it: It was because he cried about not getting to be the head coach.

    (Oh and he has like 4 other cups with Edmonton)

    • moarjam - Jun 11, 2014 at 6:45 PM

      Oh boy… Have some pride in your trolling!

      A messiah means a person who is expected to save a group of people from a very bad situation. That’s why he was nicknamed the messiah. Because he did just that. He came in and won to cup for a city that hadn’t seem one in 50 years. Jackass.

      • 950003cups - Jun 11, 2014 at 7:19 PM

        You people are so dramatic.

      • moarjam - Jun 11, 2014 at 7:29 PM

        What do you mean ‘you people’?

      • 7mantel - Jun 11, 2014 at 7:40 PM

        Don’t waste your time on 93 he’s just a little boy trying to be a man ,falling way short !

  3. gbart22 - Jun 11, 2014 at 4:48 PM

    Let’s not forget he dumped the rangers and went for the money in Vancouver after that cup but they forget all that.

    • 950003cups - Jun 11, 2014 at 5:01 PM

      Kinda like he dumped Edmonton and went for the money in NY?

      • jkay1818 - Jun 11, 2014 at 5:16 PM

        he was traded to NY bozo

      • 950003cups - Jun 11, 2014 at 6:04 PM

        It was more of a “cost-cutting move by Edmonton management”. My mistake. I knew it had to do with him getting too much money for Edmonton to continue to afford.

  4. jkay1818 - Jun 11, 2014 at 4:48 PM

    you’re seriously disturbing. A gigantic loser.

  5. jabbadonut - Jun 11, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    I watched the entirety of the first two games (no cable). I thought the Rangers could have won either, but the Kings are just some kind of elemental force that defies reason. I didn’t see game 3, but I think New York fans should console themselves with the fact they’re facing powers beyond their control. Go Kings Go!

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Jun 11, 2014 at 5:14 PM

      The Kings seem to me like a pack of pit bulls, and right now, they have caught the scent of that big silver trophy. Get in their way at your peril.

  6. avscup - Jun 11, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    Sorry Mark, that will be impossible. Can’t take back games 1,2 or 3 at this point. Plenty of regret there!

    • 950003cups - Jun 11, 2014 at 6:09 PM

      I think the Kings made much more mistakes in games one and two. How many breakaways and odd-man rushes were there? They had Quick bail them out. Which is what a goalie needs to do in the Final round. Nobody will be perfect. But the Kings make you pay dearly for mistakes. They won games one and two in NJ in OT by two turnovers. Same as this years games one and two.

      It’s eerily similar.

      • avscup - Jun 11, 2014 at 6:21 PM

        Yep. And goalies can steal a SC! Not Lundquist though. He has been average.

  7. bulletformyvalentines11 - Jun 11, 2014 at 8:03 PM

    Lebron james is tbe best . 4 mvps by age 29.

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