Messier Heads Alumni Starters

The Blueshirts Faithful have cast their votes here on BlueshirtsUnited.com, and have selected the six players who will be in the starting lineup when the Rangers alumni face-off with the Flyers alumni outdoors at Citizens bank Ballpark Saturday afternoon. The Captain, Rangers legend Mark Messier, will head a stellar group which includes forwards Adam Graves and Mike Gartner, defensemen Brian Leetch and Ron Greschner, and goaltender John Vanbiesbrouck. The alumni squad will be coached by Mike Keenan, who will be assisted on the bench by the Rangers' Stanely Cup-winning goalie Mike Richter. "I am really looking forward to the outdoor alumni game, as well as the Winter Classic," said Messier. "It really is a celebration of the game. I believe in the quote, 'You sail in the wake of those who have gone before you'. It is so true in hockey because we are so good at keeping the tradition alive, and we honor the players who have paved the way for the current players. And I think this game really is an opportunity to celebrate the game and the people who have made it what it is today." Share your thoughts on the alumni starting six, as well as The Captain's comments, below.