This weekend Wayne Gretzky told Darren Dreger of TSN that he shouldn't be on the candidates list for the Rangers head coaching position and that it's "very unlikely" he will be the next head coach.
...well there you have it folks. Scratch another candidate off the list.
...while it was fun to think about a coaching tandum of Gretzky and Messier, not having either of them behind the bench is likely the best thing for the franchise going forward.
...I feel that Gretzky tainted his legacy a bit because of his coaching debacle in Phoenix so I'd hate to see any further damage in New York. Isn't it bad enough that in Gretzky's final season in the NHL he was playing on a line with Todd Harvey?
I wouldn't breathe easy yet. Is it possible that Gretzky took himself out of the running in deference to his pal Messier? I still think it's a real possibility it goes to The Captain if he wants it.
The man has more assists than anyone in the history of the NHL has points, AND he's got 800+ goals on top of that! No to mention he has 4, count em' 4, 200 point seasons when nobody else even has 1. He could have went 0-1,500 as a coach and it still would not taint that legacy!!
I hope messier takes his name out next... No need for NY fans to hate the captain... Let him just replace Sather in the luxury box...
... and I don't want Messier's legacy tainted either. Messier getting behind the bench almost seemed more likely as the assistant. In any case, I'll be a little uneasy until the new season starts ...
THANK GOD. Best Ranger-related news I've heard in a week. No drinking at my desk for me today - woo!
On second thought, it's still early... still plenty of time for Sather to name himself head coach. I'll just leave that bottle of scotch within reach.
that makes sense ... who knows!?
@queensbee Gretzky looks like such a douche these days. Sitting in the stands, smug with his arms crossed.
@_Jack Just these days? I know he's the Great One, but he always struck me as kind of a douche. Hey, maybe that's a thing... maybe that's why Crosby... *now* I get it...