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...they did try to stop the other guy from scoring.
That all seemed to change when Mark Messier started making appearances at All-Star games. Messier openly advised players not to do any serious hitting in the game and he backed it up with threats. There was a memorable incident in an All-Star outing in St. Louis when Buffalo Sabres defenceman Mike Ramsey, an All-Star defensive defenceman and a tenacious competitor, checked Wayne Gretzky into the boards. Messier immediately skated up to him and with the blade of his stick under Ramsey's throat, threatened that if he ever did that again he would pay the price.
Messier always wanted the truck...but could never win it...he wanted it so bad that Wayne gave Messier the MVP truck that he won in "89 ....even though Wayne now played for the KINGS...Messier never won the All Star Game MVP....I guess he couldn't stand out in a crowd of talented players.....Wayne MVP won it 3 times..oh ya Mario won it 3 times as well....
A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject. -- Winston Churchill
Good, it's how it should be, did you really want to see Blake take a run at Luongo and ruin the Canucks post season chances this year?
"I think my biggest influence has been Messier."Watching him prepare for games and how seriously he still took everything at his age. A lot of the qualities that he had helped me get better."- Markus Naslund
its cliche and its been said a million times. theres no I in TEAM. messier always wanted the goals, the tricks, and the glory, he wanted to truck so to speak. but it doesnt take a 5 goal game to win the truck. i mean look at the MVP this year...1G 4A...you dont need a hat trick to win MVP. if it happens it happens, but you shouldnt go out on the ice looking to turn the trick. thats where he was wrong.