Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Messier to Coach Team Canada

Newyorkrangers.com reports that Hockey Canada has named Rangers legend Mark Messier, currently the Rangers' Special Assistant to the President, as head coach of Canada’s national men’s teams at the 2010 Deutschland Cup and 2010 Spengler Cup.

The Deutschland Cup will be held in Munich, Germany, from Nov. 12-14, while the Spengler Cup tournament will take place in Davos, Switzerland from Dec. 26-31.

This will be Messier’s second appearance with Team Canada off the ice, as he served as Canada’s general manager of the silver medal winning team at the 2010 IIHF World Championship.

...the progression of Messier becoming Rangers GM continues.

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3 comments :

icycup said...

wonder if he will bring any ColdFX t shirts along for the players...

James said...

I'm impressed that Mess is easing into an executive role methodically, coaching and managing kids in smaller tourneys while assisting at the pro level. Rather than jumping into running and coaching a franchise (a la Gretzky in PHX), Mess seems to be keeping his ego in check and learning the nuts and bolts of coaching and managing from the ground up. There seems in him a genuine awareness that success on the ice is entirely separate from success off of it--and that's smart. This bodes well for the Rangers if he has eyes for the GM job down the line (and I'm sure he does). The last thing the Rangers need is another brash ego making hasty decisions without a shred of humility or self-criticism.

Anonymous said...

Can anyone picture Messier at the 2015 draft with 50 extra lbs. and chewing on a cigar? Me neither!