While I firmly believe Brian Leetch and Mike Richter deserve more of the credit for the New York Rangers Stanley Cup championship in 1994, even Canucks fans have to give Mark Messier his due.
With his guarantees and scary stare, he was the rare hockey player who transcended New York. He truly was Manhattan’s Messiah!
Messier was hockey’s ultimate warrior. Universally hailed for his leadership and his take no prisoners approach to the game, Messier’s legacy is unquestioned. He is undoubtedly one of the top players to ever play the game of hockey.
What a Mess!
Unfortunately, a few years later Vancouver fans would learn just how big of a mess Mark Messier could really make.
And I still can't stand this image:
June 11th/14th, 1994 - The Highs, The Lows
Bure-ing The Flames
- The Russian Rocket
- Captain Kirk
Shooting Down The Stars
- The Elbow
- The Mighty Pat Quinn
- Cliff Ronning: The Little Man That Could
Be-Leaf It Or Not!
- Forever A Canuck: Trevor Linden
- Greg Adams! Greg Adams!
New York: All The World Is A Stage
- The Penalty Shot
- Nathan Lafayette And That Damn Goal Post
- What A Mess!
- Doug Lidster: The Lone Ranger
- It Was A Riot!
June 15th, 2011: Looking Back At 1994