By Kevin Forrester Apr 4, 2004
Mark Messier took what may well be his final lap at Madison Square Garden
following the Sabres win over the Rangers last night.|
It's only fitting that he and the Great One, Wayne Gretzky took their final laps of professional hockey at Madison Square Garden.
Now, let's hope that "Moose" follows through on his retirement plans and hangs them up at the end of this season.
Lets' hope he doesn't get the Michael Jordan, Sugar Ray Leonard bug and retires more than once.
Mess was too great a player to lower himself.
He would make a great coach someday and his reputation alone would make rookies stand up, pay attention and shake in their skate boots.
Jose Theodore had what I would refer to as an "off night" last evening
against the Islanders.
Not since Theoren Fleury was in his prime, has the NHL seen so many
"smaller" players become "big" parts of their teams.
Jaromir Jagr is taking the rest of this season off. He has given up. I
watched the other night with much dismay as he basically figure skated for
twenty minutes at MSG.
Biggest "pleasant" surprises of the 2003-2004 NHL regular season: Rick Nash,
Mikka Kiprusoff, Martin St. Louis, Scott Walker, the Calgary Flames and
Comeback player of the year: Alexandre Daigle of the Minnesota Wild - easy choice.
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