Kypreos said, "If they weren't interested we would have heard by now. When there was no follow up to Wayne Gretzky saying no, that was the day it became Glen Sather's biggest headache, nightmare. You can tell Dallas Eakins no...... but to tell Messier or Gretzky no is another story."
Doug MacLean, a former coach and GM, said that this is turning into a big headache for Sather and that he isn't sure Sather wants either one of them to be coach.
Kypreos, Messier's former teammate and 1994 Stanley Cup champ, said that he always thought Messier would be a good coach and the two discussed how much of an impact Messier may have had in the firing of John Tortorella.
Doug MacLean wondered, but wasn't sure, if Messier had grown disenchanted enough with what was going on in the locker room to tell Sather that he would take over as coach.
They also both thought Messier would eventually go down the GM route for the Rangers and if that was still the plan, why would Messier throw his hat into the coaching race?
Kypreos said that nothing with the Rangers should be decided until their is an overall organizational plan for the next 5-7 years.
MacLean went on to say that he would hire Wayne Gretzky as head coach, Mark Messier as associate coach, Brian Leetch as an assistant and Mike Richter as goalie coach as a way to make everyone happy.