June 27, 2013 10:53 PM
" Mark Messier is leaving the New York Rangers' organization after being passed over to replace fired head coach John Tortorella.
Messier, who had been a special assistant to Rangers general manager Glen Sather, announced Thursday in a statement that he is resigning in order to "expand the game of hockey in the New York area by developing the Kingsbridge National Ice Center."
However, he added that the Rangers' choice to hire veteran coach Alain Vigneault to be the new head coach wasn't a factor in his departure from the team.
"I would like to thank the New York Rangers and particularly Glen Sather for giving me the opportunity over the last four years to work with the Rangers," said Messier, who has no NHL coaching experience. "Although some will perceive this as a reaction to the coaching decision, nothing could be further from the truth. I completely respect the decision that was made and for all the reasons it was made. I harbor no hard feelings toward Glen or the Rangers "
Click here to read the whole article
That one has stood the test of time in part because Linden has a ice bath after each physical performance against the likes of Mark Messier,Read more
?We want to have public art as part of this community. Seaward's bitumen works, including a portrait of Mark Messier painted for an auction.Read more
working out what caused those problems is a messier matter altogether. socialism, and the twists of history have all played their parts?but that it exists is By abandoning marks, francs, lire, and all the rest, the creators of the currencyRead more