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Guest Mark Messier

When it comes to hockey players, they didn't make 'em much better than Mark Messier. Originally an Edmonton Oiler, he won four Stanley Cups in five years there - then, won another one after the Oilers traded Wayne Gretzky to L.A.

Eventually, in 1991...Mark was traded away too - to the New York Rangers and he became a legend. In the '94 conference finals, the Rangers trailed New Jersey three games to two. Before game six, Mark famously guaranteed a win, then went on to score three goals in the third period to seal the victory. The Rangers went on to win the Cup, their first in fifty-four years.
In all, Mark has won six Cups and two MVP's, and is second behind Gretzky in all time in scoring, with one thousand eight hundred and eighty-seven points. His number eleven is retired by both the Rangers and Oilers, and he's a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.

These days, Mark is spearheading 'The Messier Project.' The goal is to address concussions in hockey through a public awareness campaign, and a revolutionary new helmet called M-11. He's also been named Team Canada's general manager for the upcoming World Hockey Championships.

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