Gary, whose tribe owns all the creditors and insurers, banks, loan sharks etc. etc. forced him into that mess.
An Oilers team run like it was could not happen again in his nu-NHL so he had to punish and set an example.
This is a battle on a cosmic scale grander than any fucking rink frozen rubber and wood (not faggot composite) sticks.
Messier is a traitor too. If you know and still choose not to act righteously, after all these years too,you get the rope and he knows it that is why he never fucking shows his face around Edmonton.