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Will the Rangers choose Messier?

Broken Blueshirts need real leadership, and no one does that better than No. 11

Updated: May 31, 2013, 9:07 PM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPNNewYork.com

Glen Sather has no way of knowing if Mark Messier, whom he has asked to coach the Rangers before, would be a terrific NHL coach. But the part that is a sure thing is Sather can certainly predict the splash the hiring would make, and the resonance it might have with the Rangers' returning players who felt worn out -- even buggy-whipped at times -- by just-fired coach John Tortorella. And that might be reason enough for Sather to bypass the safer coaching candidates who are already interviewing ...

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