Messier is currently working with the Oilers as a consultant and in talking about his role, Messier said that he is "available" for anything that the organization needs. He added that he told former teammates Kevin Lowe (Oilers President) and Craig MacTavish (Oilers GM) that he is available to them 24/7 for whatever they need. (Oilers)
He said that he speaks with the players, coaches and helps out with certain decisions. (Oilers)
Messier has been linked to the Oilers as a potential head coach in the past.
Asked about the rumors, Bob McKenzie said on Edmonton radio today that he had no specific knowledge that the Oilers were considering a change but added that Messier has probably indicated to people that he would like to be a head coach. (Nichols on Hockey)