"No disrespect to history, but we're worried about ourselves. We want to create our own story and that's what we're here to do." -- Rangers' Brad Richards
Mark Messier is retired. There will be no pre-game guarantees this year.
"We haven't really thought about it," Rangers center Brad Richards said Thursday at Madison Square Garden after what may be the Rangers' last full team workout of the season unless they win Game 6 at Prudential Center on Friday.
Ah, but 18 years ago Thursday, Messier issued the guarantee heard round the hockey world when he boldly predicted that the Rangers would storm into the Meadowlands and stave off elimination by winning Game 6 of the 1994 Eastern Conference Finals.