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Messier is Canada GM for worlds

Updated: December 9, 2009, 3:39 PM ET
Associated Press

TORONTO -- Former NHL star Mark Messier is the new general manager of Canada's team for the 2010 world championship, and he's hoping to have Wayne Gretzky along with him.

Messier was officially introduced Wednesday during a news conference at the Hockey Hall of Fame. He is a special assistant to New York Rangers president Glen Sather.

Fellow Hall of Famers Steve Yzerman and Gretzky have built Canadian teams in recent years, and when Messier was asked whether Gretzky would be ...

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