Tanti09 wrote:The fact Messier is on the list at all is pathetic. His "leadership" here in Vancouver sunk the franchise for a few years and ripped apart the dressing room. In a round about way his chaos style of leadership helped the Canucks out though as we got Big Bert back in the Linden trade after TL was forced out of the city by Messier/Keenan, but still he did jack shit in a Canuck uniform other than collecting a whack of cash.
Joe Sakic and Steve Yzerman are the consummate leaders. Lead by example, plain and simple.
lets not be too bitter about him doing squanto in Vancouver, check it out: "He spent a quarter of a century in the NHL (1979–2004) with the Edmonton Oilers, New York Rangers, and Vancouver Canucks. He also played professionally with the World Hockey Association (WHA)'s Indianapolis Racers and Cincinnati Stingers. He was the last former WHA player to be active in professional hockey, and the last active player who had played in the NHL in the 1970s.
Messier is considered one of the greatest NHL players of all time. He is second on the all-time career lists for regular season points (1887), playoff points (295) and regular season games played (1756). He won six Stanley Cups, five with the Oilers and one with the Rangers, and is the only player to captain two different professional teams to championships.
 His playoff leadership while in New York, which ended a 54-year Stanley Cup drought in 1994, earned him the nickname "The Messiah"."
Kinda tough to argue