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Mark Messier: Leader, Champion & Legend
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Hockey great Mark Messier is profiled in this DVD that documents his career from childhood hockey leagues in his native Canada to NHL superstardom in New York City. Messier first achieved stardom as a member of the Edmonton Oilers' dynasty of the 1980s, which won three Stanley Cups in four years. But he rose to his greatest fame, and escaped from the shadow of Wayne Gretzky, when he arrived with great fanfare in the Big Apple and sought to lead the downtrodden Rangers to the Stanley Cup, a seemingly impossible goal. Mark Messier: Leader, Champion & Legend shows vividly how Messier initially faced some rocky times after arriving in Madison Square Garden before the Rangers finally won the biggest prize in hockey after a 54-year drought. Family members, former teammates (including, of course, Gretzky), and even the coach from his childhood bantam league team appear to talk about Messier's love of the game and his astounding desire to win. The action footage is often spectacular, and there is an appropriate amount of atmospheric material, including scenes of wild-eyed Ranger fans going insane as they extol the virtues of Messier. --Robert J. McNamara --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Bonus material in this intelligently assembled package includes a feature on Messier's trade to Vancouver and eventual return to New York in 2000, screens displaying Messier's statistics, and a photo album. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Then Messier and Rangers came to US. Whatever you say, hockey is minor pro sports comparing NFL or NBA or MLB in the States.
But when I watched this Messier Video/dvds, I just realized how much I was missing not following NHL.
I knew there was Gretz, Mario, etc... But none of them were like Mess. After Jordans' 1st retirement, this was the only sport personality video/dvds I could enjoy watching. And I still watch.
The reason is this is not a just hockey player video/dvds, but just like Jordan' parsonality video/dvds, it's about life. It contains biographical elements.
All the sports fans can enjoy this if you see that way.
I was hoping for more, better video of Mark's style and skills. I would really like to see what he does that makes him so good; and the DVD format seems to offer so much potential for that sort of demonstration. There is a fair amount of video of Mark, but not as much and not as good as I would have liked.
Still, it's one of the few ice hockey DVD's out there; certainly more ice hockey content than "Mystery Alaska", and I'm glad to have it.