From what i've heard people allude to and what i can see by the stats, Mark Messier's three season tenure in Vancouver was a trainwreck. But is there someone in the know who can shine some light on just why this was so? He went from 99 and 84 point season in New York to 60, 48 and 54 for the Canucks only to rattle off a 67 point year at age 40 his first season back with NYR. Part of this question is why he left the Rangers in the first place when his supposed soulmate Gretzky had just joined the team the season before. What drove him away from what appeared like a great situation. Also, after signing a big contract and playing in Canada again, what soured him on it like it did?