Mark Messier Failed As An Analyst Because Versus Wouldn’t Let Him Do It His Way

Most of you by now have seen footage or witnessed first-hand Mark Messier going down in flames during his gig as analyst during Versus’ Game 3 broadcast of the Stanley Cup Finals. For those of you who have not, please take a gander:

Obviously, not a very good showing by the hockey hero. To be fair, most former athletes struggle to make the transition to analyst – I imagine it can be downright terrifying trying to speak with all those cameras pointed directly at you.

What most people are not aware of is that Messier would have fared much better if Versus brass would have let him do it his way.

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