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Mark Messier joins Oilers ‘in an advisory role’

Mark Messier's chosen to get into the "business of hockey," but he's not doing so in New York. Via NHL.com, the Edmonton Oilers website's Chris Wescott revealed that Messier's joining the Edmonton Oilers as an advisor:

Mark Messier spoke with the Edmonton media on Tuesday and confirmed that he serves in an advisory role with the Oilers organization.

“Advisor or consultant," Messier said. "I am available for anything that they need me to do or talk about. For example, just coming in today and lending some of my experiences as a captain with the coaches here and the organization. Any kind of way that I can help with the players, with the coaches and with decisions. I just told (Kevin Lowe) and (Craig MacTavish) that I would be available 24/7 for whatever they needed me to do. I am looking forward to taking this into the next generation of these kids and turning it around.”

Messier says he is there to help the management with anything they need. He understands the frustration considering where the team’s performance has fallen in the last several years. But Messier feels the right management is in place and now is the time to stay the course.

Continued, and the Oilers of course posted three Messier stores regarding Wayne Gretzky, the 1984 Oilers' battle with the Calgary Flames and the team's relationship with the community, a photo gallery, and there's a 39-minute video of Messier's "unveiling" ahead of the 20th anniversary of the Oilers' 1984 Cup win.

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