Pictures From the Retirement Ceremony of Mark Messier’s Jersey


Mark Messier’s jersey was retired last night during this ceremony in Edmonton.

While we’re on the subject of hockey, a friend’s son is blogging about attending all the San Jose Sharks regular-season games (home and away). Apparently, this is part of his “education” because he’s studying sports journalism. Now I’ve heard everything…

In what other blog in the world will you find Mark Messier next to George Orwell? “All bloggers are equal; but some bloggers are more equal than others.”

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Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva, an online graphic design tool. Formerly, he was an advisor to the Motorola business unit of Google and chief evangelist of Apple. He is also the author of The Art of Social Media, The Art of the Start, APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur, Enchantment, and nine other books. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.


  1. Steve February 28, 2007 at 7:31 pm - Reply

    Hi Guy,
    If you want an innovative approach to ‘the pitch’ look no further than this guy….
    Check out how my local online media reported it…he certainly knows how to generate the ‘buzz’
    What do you think?

  2. Craig Mische February 28, 2007 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    Thanks Guy. I was an Edmonton fan since season 1 of Gretzky and Messier and appreciate seeing your Filmloop of the ceremony.

  3. evden eve nakliyat March 1, 2007 at 1:04 am - Reply

    very diffrent…

  4. Makinde March 1, 2007 at 10:05 am - Reply

    I used to live in Calgary… Go Flames! 🙂

  5. Jay McCrensky March 1, 2007 at 10:31 am - Reply

    Nice article on AOL (about common business plan lies). I assist companies to raise capital and these business plan flaws are so common. Particularly common and meaningless is the assessment of market size. I like to see projections on revenues, but only if backed by a very detailed, realistic and creative marketing plan.
    The lie on management ready to join is a killer. Management is key to assassing a business plan; however, faking it by the entrpreneur doesn’t help.

  6. Jody March 1, 2007 at 12:00 pm - Reply

    Hi Guy thanks for the post on the “Moose”. Mark Messier next to George Orwell… Well Mark is a tremendous leader at least in the sporting world.

  7. Leonard Klaatu March 1, 2007 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    Mark’s son plays for the Texas Tornados here in Dallas. He’s a solid player, but not quite on par with dad (a tall order for sure). I’m ready to see Mark back in the game, either behind the bench or in a front office somewhere. Frankly, I’d rather see him in the Commish’s office instead. The sport needs a fearless leader who can make things happen, but that’s a rant for a different day.

  8. Luc March 1, 2007 at 12:42 pm - Reply

    Messier is a shining example of Hockey Amor, or love of the game. I think the love of hockey is one of the most fascinating topics, and I blog daily about it.

  9. Marty March 2, 2007 at 8:27 am - Reply

    The coolest thing about the ceremony was that fact he played his minor league and grew up in the town he played in (Edmonton). There were lots of comments about the endless list of voluteers that helped him through the the times when he was growing up, playing hockey.
    It was kind of a weird day though, we celebrated one of the top Oilers who ever played and then traded another Oiler away. (Smith)

  10. Eric Seiden March 3, 2007 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    Hey, I went to every NHL Florida Panthers game for the first 10 years. How geeky is that? Well, okay, I missed two games in the fifth year for knee surgery, but still. In fact I attend almost every game now but have given up on the geek-i-tude of “if I don’t go, the team will do poorly”
    If you care to see the extent of my geek-i-tude, I run — and the story is at

  11. Leo March 17, 2007 at 5:32 am - Reply

    Messier is also my hero! Forever and ever!

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