Daily Poll: Wayne Gretzky or Mark Messier

Two of the greatest players to ever play for the Edmonton Oilers are again in the headlines.  Both Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier are said to be interested in the vacant head coaching position with the New York Rangers after they fired John Tortorella earlier this spring.

Messier has been an assistant to GM Glen Sather since 2009 and has expressed interest in the job despite not having any coaching experience at any level.

There have been reports that Gretzky is interested in the hot seat that has a Broadway spotlight on it 24/7 although it’s not known to what degree his interest lies.

Messier, as mentioned as never ran his own team as a head coach, making him a huge gamble if the Rangers go that route.  He is a leader, that much we all know.  Messier’s leadership coupled with his relationship with Sather could make him the next Rangers coach despite not having a single minute experience as a coach.

Gretzky on the other hand has four year’s of head coaching behind him when he led the Phoenix Coyotes to four mediocre seasons; only one of which was a winning season.  But he is the greatest player to ever play the game and if he expresses interest to run your team you have to at least listen.
So here are two Oiler greats potentially vying for the same job  and only one can get it.  Of course there is a chance neither will get the job and it will go to an outside candidate but for today let’s choose between the two.
If you were GM, which one would you want coaching your team?  Gretzky or Messier? Take part in our daily poll and let’s see how this one plays out.

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