Yesterday, Darren Dreger of TSN speculated that Messier could choose his close friend and former teammate Wayne Gretzky to coach the Canadien squad.
Messier himself said that Gretzky could be a "real possibility" to coach the team.
Gretzky formerly coached the Phoenix Coyotes for the last four seasons.
...This would be awesome. Flat out awesome. It's only going to raise speculation that the two could reunite on Broadway once again, since people already speculate that Messier is next in line as GM after Glen Sather eventually steps down.
More than likely though, Gretzky will be off the market and working with a team or the NHL at that time. And hopefully John Tortorella is so successful that the Rangers don't need another coach for twenty years.
But danm, it would be great if the two of them were working together again, especially with the Rangers.