Buzz: Brian Leetch Would Likely Join Mark Messier As An Assistant

6.14.13/9:40AM: At Rangers Report, Carp writes that he spoke with Brian Leetch last week and that he isn’t sure he wants to leave his family to be a full-time assistant coach at this point.

Carp said that the did get a sense that Leetch would like to be involved in some way with the Rangers coaching staff, especially if Mark Messier becomes coach.

6.13.13/7:03AM: According to Larry Brooks in the NY Post, Brian Leetch is likely to become an assistant coach with the Rangers if Mark Messier becomes the head coach.

Brooks adds that in addition to Leetch the Rangers would need to add a veteran coach to Mark Messier’s staff, one with previous head coaching experience and a focus on the technical aspects of the game.

Leetch has spoken before about his desire to one-day return to hockey, whether it be in coaching or management.