Mark Messier confirms role as advisor with Oilers

Chris Battaglia

Mark Messier took part in an "Ask Me Anything" segment on, lifting the veil on his long-speculated advisory involvement with the Edmonton Oilers.

Messier won five Stanley Cups with the Oilers as a player and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2007. His winning attitude does not appear to have rubbed off on Edmonton's current squad, which is mired at the bottom of the Pacific Division and has not made the playoffs since 2006.

Perhaps Messier can advise the Oilers to acquire some defense, or maybe a little goaltending.