Digging into the archives today, I found myself back in November 1991. It was then that Mark Messier appeared in Sports Illustrated with the warning he was “Targeted”.
By pop superstar Madonna, obviously on the rebound from her brief encounter with Oakland A’s slugger Jose Canseco last spring, new New York Rangers captain Mark Messier . Madonna and Messier were put in touch by a mutual friend, actress Janet Jones , wife of Messier ‘s former Edmonton teammate Wayne Gretzky . At week’s end they had spoken on the phone but had yet to meet. “We’ll wait and sec,” Messier said. “Who knows where it’ll go?”
Messier—and hockey fans everywhere—had a narrow escape back then, judging from what just appeared in the press today: