Messier says Don't try it with me.

The Captain has been rumored all over the board more and more, but this time Mark Messier won’t let a Leetch type deal happen to him.

How? He said he simply won’t go to any team who trades for him.

Since Leetch is gone. Messier has no desire to play anymore. But he will not leave N.Y. by letting Sather ship him out like the leetch deal.It’s actually said that Messier has to say this, but it’s more then likely he will retire after this year.

Why? Well, simple. Messier stated that his 2 main reasons he kept playing was Leetch, and a chance to go to the playoffs.

But with the trade of Leetch and the step to rebuild Messier isn’t happy. But even though he’s not happy…… He still won’t be traded, leading to many rumors that he’s ready to retire.

When looking at this you almost have to wonder if they would have gotten even this far without mess.

When Messier scores a goal they are 11-1-3, something along those lines from when I last heard it.

The bottom-line is that Messier is showing a little power at Sather. He aint going, so Sather might as well let him retire a Ranger.

Note: Personally Messier can’t play forever, he’s still been the best player this year as a Ranger but, to rebuild with him … it can’t happen. The truth about the Leetch deal. Simple, Toronto won’t like this but. Leetch is not happy where he is. Toronto has to understand, when you build a family and friends for over 17 years in NY, you won’t finish a career with a Toronto team for 4 years and then come back. You might not believe it but unless Leetch and Toronto win a cup. Leetch will not resign.


28 Responses to Messier says Don't try it with me.

  1. Donovan says:

    First of all, Leetch ain’t not no free-agent, so by saying ” but unless Leetch and Toronto win a cup. Leetch will not resign”, you’ve lost all credibliity with me.

    Second, this doesen’t sound like Messier. OK, maybe it does, but why would he want to stay? To loose twelve or so more games as a Ranger? Maybe if the team were still slightly more competive that would be incentive to stay. But in rebuilding mode, Messier has as much place as leaf-Expert in the admins club.

    I think Mess is being selfish. If he’s traded, he’s traded. He has to go to his new team. He can’t throw a tantrum and demand to stay with the Rags. He knows he can help any team in it’s run for the Cup, but then why does he chose to stay with a team as bad as the Rags for the last 12 games of his career? What’s he trying to prove? That he’s bullheaded and shelfish?

    Besides, what has Mess brought to the Rags recentley?

  2. ILiveOnBroadStreet says:

    and by saying “Leetch ain’t not no free-agent” you prove how bit of an idiot you are. you are both foolish now.

  3. cgolding says:

    “First of all, Leetch ain’t not no free-agent, so by saying ” but unless Leetch and Toronto win a cup. Leetch will not resign”, you’ve lost all credibliity with me. “

    >

    i’m not one to dig on grammar anywhere, but this was sorta humorous as you were getting on his credibility…

    nevermind the bullox,

    chris

  4. titans says:

    Bummer! Messier is one of my all time favorites! I was hoping he’d get a chance at one last cup instead of finishing his career in the pathetic manner he’s gonna!

  5. eny1 says:

    Any hockey player no matter what the vintage would give their left *** to be on a contender.

    I don’t think Mess is any different , and neither is Leetch. If that’s the kind of talk going around , I think it means no-ones asking for him.

  6. Donovan says:

    Thats why I did it. I was trying to be dumb as hell like whoever wrote it.

  7. The_Conductor says:

    I think this is crap. I dont care is ur the moose or Lindros or Comrie or Laraque or even Lemieux. If your delt your delt. None of this I wont play or I wont go bullshit. If your traded ur traded, end of story.

  8. Aetherial says:

    Totally agree. He would make my list of top 5 fave players of all time.

    I wish he could finish up with a good playoff run. I would LOVE to see him on the Leafs!

  9. PurpleHelmet says:

    Philly Fags, get off his case. Your two jealous *****es because Toronto has Leetch and you guys have Malakhov, hahahahahaha. Lick a dick homos!

  10. Sands says:

    I know Leetch is not free agent. But when the lockout comes, if you think Toronto will spend 7-8 million just to hold on to him after they don’t win a cup your nuts.

    If they win a cup and Leetch is a main reason why. They will offer him what ever it takes. But if they don’t win. I cannot see him being offered that much.

    Plus if you been in NY and heard Leetch on the radio. He sounds like he could careless about the Toronto fans chanting him…. Simply…. Because it’s not NY.

  11. Sands says:

    I know Leetch is not free agent. But when the lockout comes, if you think Toronto will spend 7-8 million just to hold on to him after they don’t win a cup your nuts.

    If they win a cup and Leetch is a main reason why. They will offer him what ever it takes. But if they don’t win. I cannot see him being offered that much.

    Plus if you been in NY and heard Leetch on the radio. He sounds like he could careless about the Toronto fans chanting him…. Simply…. Because it’s not NY.

  12. matrix2003 says:

    Last time I checked you’re not Brian Leetch, so how would you know of his intentions with regards to resigning. And last time I checked I thought he already is signed for next year? And one more thing abut this comment…”The truth about the Leetch deal. Simple, Toronto won’t like this but. Leetch is not happy where he is.”… unless you have personally talked to him or heard him say it then shut the &^%* up.

  13. matrix2003 says:

    “But when the lockout comes” you say, you make it sound like you have an inside source from somewhere? They will have meetings to try to resolve it. “It is more then likely to happen” is the better thing (and more sensible) thing to say, not the politically incorrect bull you wrote. And you’re even reading into what and how a person is talking, he talks on a radio station and you analyze the ***** out of it, unless he actually says he hates playing for Toronto then shut up and quite making shit up.

  14. Bishop7979 says:

    Well not to stand up for donovan too much heres some quotes from messier taken off of todays espn story

    “My two biggest reasons obviously were Brian and feeling going into this year we were going to have better than a good year and position ourselves to compete for the Stanley Cup,” Messier said after Sunday’s 7-4 loss to Pittsburgh. “Other than that, there’s nothing really left to play for.”

    I don’t feel at this time going somewhere else is what I’m really looking forward to,” he said.

    “I think obviously my emotional investment in the team goes without saying,” Messier said. “What we’ve tried to do since ’91, to see the team where it’s at now is tough. I was hoping to try to be a part of turning that around. It didn’t happen.”

    really if this is his attitude then he should just hang them up now. why even play the last 12 or so games?

  15. hairdesign says:

    I second that motion…..

  16. cgolding says:

    made me laugh… good work… and apparently others noticed as well

  17. wheresthesoda says:

    brian leetch will not resign with the rangers at the end of next season if sather is still in charge.

    ever since the leetch trade everyone is starting to hate him.

    leetch might of been the guy u could get most for but he still is the heart and soul of the rangers.

    i used to like sather for getting the high priced players, i didnt mind the re-builing process until he traded leetch.

  18. NYR-Rangers says:

    Poor Leetch……. I was in Boston at the time when he got traded. I was sitting on the bed then i turned on the T.V. the I flicked through the channels because i don’t know any Boston channels, then I came to ESPN so i kept that on for a while then it went to NHL. it showed the scored and all that then it said NYR Brien Leetch traded to Toronto for (blah blah blah)

    Poor Mess…… If I were him I would stay in NY too. He will be good with the young guys coming up next season but he might retire anyway.

  19. Sands says:

    Mike and the maddog. on wfan 660am radio were talking to him. As soon as they got off. they were yelling about how bad he sounded and how he doesn’t sound happy. Mike then said he was on the phone with Brian before he came on the show and it sounds like he wants to be back already. Both Sport analysts said they could see him coming back without a doubt. They were not the only ones. Everyone who talked to him said the same thing. Papers, news reporters. Its not that he doesn’t like Toronto or it’s fans it’s that he is a New Yorker. It almost…. Not really but kind of like Sundin in NY. It just doesn’t work.

    To tell you the truth I wouldn’t be surprised at all if he came back. The lock out is going to happen. Everyone knows it. but your right I don’t know 100% but hockey will be out till at least December maybe Jan. sooooo if this 6-7 months with one team and ( and still no cup in Toronto) is enough to wanna stay with a team and leave 18 years of friends and family behind. Your just completely out of your mind.

    I know a lot of Toronto fans do not want to hear it. I don’t blame you. Leetch is a great player. But his heart is in NY.

    WFAN 660 website. Go download the interview. you won’t hear the before and after leetch got on the air and what they said but you can tell anyone can tell it’s not the same way players sound when they get traded.

  20. Sands says:

    here it comes

  21. Mailman says:

    leetch still has another year on his contract. the guy who made this thread is a complete moron.

  22. Sands says:

    Mike and the maddog. on wfan 660am radio were talking to him. As soon as they got off. they were yelling about how bad he sounded and how he doesn’t sound happy. Mike then said he was on the phone with Brian before he came on the show and it sounds like he wants to be back already. Both Sport analysts said they could see him coming back without a doubt. They were not the only ones. Everyone who talked to him said the same thing. Papers, news reporters. Its not that he doesn’t like Toronto or it’s fans it’s that he is a New Yorker. It almost…. Not really but kind of like Sundin in NY. It just doesn’t work.

    To tell you the truth I wouldn’t be surprised at all if he came back. The lock out is going to happen. Everyone knows it. but your right I don’t know 100% but hockey will be out till at least December maybe Jan. sooooo if this 6-7 months with one team and ( and still no cup in Toronto) is enough to wanna stay with a team and leave 18 years of friends and family behind. Your just completely out of your mind.

    I know a lot of Toronto fans do not want to hear it. I don’t blame you. Leetch is a great player. But his heart is in NY.

    WFAN 660 website. Go download the interview. you won’t hear the before and after leetch got on the air and what they said but you can tell anyone can tell it’s not the same way players sound when they get traded.

  23. greatlife15 says:

    GROW UP AND BE A MAN, NONE OF THIS CHILDISH CRAP “OOOOHHH I DON’T WANNA GO!”. You’re traded that’s the end of that.

  24. Jimmy2BallBagsFU says:

    Hes Mark Messier the secong highest point scorer of all time . He can do whatever the hell he pleases

  25. caulky says:

    OK, Leetch is already signed! Toronto has him for one more year. This absolute jibberish about him not wanting to be in Toronto, what are you Leetchs personal fluff boy?? Leetch I am sure is very happy in Toronto, look at the facts first, ofcourse he is upset, confused and feels left out. He was a Ranger for 17 seasons, he bled Ranger colours and brought them a cup. SatherFUc#@#@ him, but as a Leaf fan I am overjoyed he is with us! Give Leetch awhile to collect himself, the fact he has a legit chance to play in the finals, let alone the playoffs is enough incentive for him to play for what all NHLers really play for , and thats the Cup!

  26. Chronic says:

    You’re more correct than I think you know. It’s my take that Leetch isn’t just unhappy, he’s probably still in shock. Uprooted and mortified about it.

    If you had been at your job for all of those years, and suddenly you were sent packing – to another city – another country (Leetch is U.S. born), away from your family, friends and everything you know…

    Most players don’t want to be traded. Then check with them a couple of years later – they’re settled in their new teams (lives) and don’t want to be traded from there.

    I think Leetch will always be a Ranger deep down. But he will adjust and Toronto won’t always be the “other team” it is for him now.

    So – no shit he’s not happy where he is. Duh. This is no breaking news story. It’s normal. Toronto fans know hockey and so know how this adjustment works.

  27. Chronic says:

    You’re more correct than I think you know. It’s my take that Leetch isn’t just unhappy, he’s probably still in shock. Uprooted and mortified about it.

    If you had been at your job for all of those years, and suddenly you were sent packing – to another city – another country (Leetch is U.S. born), away from your family, friends and everything you know…

    Most players don’t want to be traded. Then check with them a couple of years later – they’re settled in their new teams (lives) and don’t want to be traded from there.

    I think Leetch will always be a Ranger deep down. But he will adjust and Toronto won’t always be the “other team” it is for him now.

    So – no shit he’s not happy where he is. Duh. This is no breaking news story. It’s normal. Toronto fans know hockey and so know how this adjustment works.

  28. bubbakazoo says:

    leetch has one year at 6.5 left.

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