NEW YORK (WFAN) — Mark Messier recounted the well-known assure he made in 1994 when he stated the Rangers would beat the New Jersey Devils in Recreation 6 of the Japanese Convention finals.
“It was an excellent second,” Messier advised WFAN’s Mike Francesa on Wednesday. “It was one thing that we have been dealing with a do-or-die state of affairs there. I knew how shut we have been to the Stanley Cup. At that second, it was one thing that I needed to point out the blokes how a lot confidence I had in our workforce as a result of we had confirmed all of it yr.”
Messier referred to as that collection towards the Devils “perhaps top-of-the-line collection” he ever performed in.
In fact, the Blueshirts went on to win that collection in addition to the Stanely Cup Remaining towards the Vancouver Canucks, ending the Rangers’ fifty four-yr title drought.
“It was actually a collaboration,” Messier stated. “We had a fantastic workforce, nice camraderie, we had nice chemistry, unbelievable character on our workforce, and we have been very a lot part of the entire material of the town. And I feel due to it, it was one thing that we have been capable of share with your complete metropolis and one thing it had been ready for for a very long time.”
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