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Messier Retires Too Late

from Shawn Roarke of Fox Sports,
Mark Messier announced his retirement Monday, formally ending a Hall of Fame-worthy career that featured six Stanley Cup titles and enough big-game moments to cement his legacy as one of the sport's best "money" players. That being said, Monday's announcement is at least a couple, if not several, years too late. Before the howls of protest begin, let's make it very clear that No. 11 was a good player every day of his career up until the day he skated off the ice for the final time March 31, 2004. There can be no arguing that. But, Mark Messier was never a player meant for goodness; he was a larger-than-life hero only comfortable in the glow of greatness. Unfortunately, that glow — almost blinding for the first 15 years — dimmed significantly in the twilight of Messier's career. It's an undeniable fact that he either could not, or would not, acknowledge. Until Monday

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