Original Post: March22, 4:30PM: According to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com, for the upcoming World Championships, Mark Messier is leaning on picking former teammate Craig MacTavish to coach the team.
MacTavish formerly coached the Edmonton Oilers form 2000-2009 including a run to the Stanley Cup Finals.
He played with Messier throughout the 80's with Edmonton and with the Rangers in 1994.
LeBrun also notes that Wayne Gretzky could get involved with the team in some way.
...If/when Mark Messier's time comes to run the Rangers don't be surprised if Mactavish is involved in some way, most likely as coach. He has loads of history with Messier and has been a proven coach. But, that could still be a long while away.....