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#1 redwingfan19

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 06:59 PM

Can't say im surprised


Niedermayer to retire


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Posted 01 July 2007 - 07:00 PM

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 07:00 PM

ditto.
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Posted 01 July 2007 - 07:03 PM

Not a surprise with Schneider signing.

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 07:06 PM

Peace out Scotty boy. Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.
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Posted 01 July 2007 - 07:12 PM

link?
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Posted 01 July 2007 - 07:16 PM

Yeah, that was my second thought after hearing that Matz signed a Duck contract: "Scotty's retiring, after all."

I really didn't believe it would happen until just now-- he's still so young.

Bye, Scotty, we knew ye all too well. Enjoy the golf, and your family.
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Posted 01 July 2007 - 07:20 PM

Good for him. Athletes always want to go out on top, and he certainly did.

Best of luck to him in his post-NHL career.

On a selfish note, I'm somewhat relieved. That lessens the impact of Schneider's signing quite a bit. Regardless of that, Scott's had a fantastic career and won more Stanley Cups than most players can even dream about.

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 07:22 PM

Prediction: At some point next season, Niedermayer unretires and rejoins the Ducks.
Aaron Downey tally = 4 Wins (Mclaren, PARROS, *Laperriere*, Wisniewski) - 1 L (**Boll**) - 5 Draws (Walker, Fedoruk, Davison, Shelley, O'Donnell)

(* = beatdown) (** = at the end of a shift)

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 07:24 PM

QUOTE(Lou_Siffer @ July 1, 2007 - 07:22PM) View Post

Prediction: At some point next season, Niedermayer unretires and rejoins the Ducks.

Depends on whether he signs the papers and/or the Ducks still have room. If he signed the papers you honestly expect the other 29 GMs to do Burkie the favor of allowing him to bring back Niedermayer?

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#11 Lou_Siffer

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 07:26 PM

QUOTE(norrisnick @ July 1, 2007 - 07:24PM) View Post

Depends on whether he signs the papers and/or the Ducks still have room. If he signed the papers you honestly expect the other 29 GMs to do Burkie the favor of allowing him to bring back Niedermayer?


Oh, I dont know anything about that. I figured guys could just come back if they wanted...whoops. I was unaware they had to be allowed back in.
Aaron Downey tally = 4 Wins (Mclaren, PARROS, *Laperriere*, Wisniewski) - 1 L (**Boll**) - 5 Draws (Walker, Fedoruk, Davison, Shelley, O'Donnell)

(* = beatdown) (** = at the end of a shift)

Preseason prediction - Anaheim over Philadelphia in 6 (ok, well i'll settle for one right...)

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 07:28 PM

QUOTE(Lou_Siffer @ July 1, 2007 - 07:26PM) View Post

Oh, I dont know anything about that. I figured guys could just come back if they wanted...whoops. I was unaware they had to be allowed back in.


If they sign official retirement papers they have to stay retired for a year or be let back in by the other general managers (maybe the board of governors but the point remains).

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 07:32 PM

QUOTE(norrisnick @ July 1, 2007 - 07:28PM) View Post

If they sign official retirement papers they have to stay retired for a year or be let back in by the other general managers (maybe the board of governors but the point remains).


oh, ok. Thanks for the info

Edited Prediction: Niedermayer will stay retired wink.gif
Aaron Downey tally = 4 Wins (Mclaren, PARROS, *Laperriere*, Wisniewski) - 1 L (**Boll**) - 5 Draws (Walker, Fedoruk, Davison, Shelley, O'Donnell)

(* = beatdown) (** = at the end of a shift)

Preseason prediction - Anaheim over Philadelphia in 6 (ok, well i'll settle for one right...)

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 07:33 PM

QUOTE(Lou_Siffer @ July 1, 2007 - 06:22PM) View Post

Prediction: At some point next season, Niedermayer unretires and rejoins the Ducks.



Agreed. He is going to get bored...fast. He isn't even 34 yet. How much golf can a man play?

QUOTE(norrisnick @ July 1, 2007 - 06:28PM) View Post

If they sign official retirement papers they have to stay retired for a year or be let back in by the other general managers (maybe the board of governors but the point remains).



Okay well then next summer he will unretire.
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Posted 01 July 2007 - 07:35 PM

QUOTE(Yzerfan1999 @ July 1, 2007 - 07:33PM) View Post

Agreed. He is going to get bored...fast. He isn't even 34 yet. How much golf can a man play?
Okay well then next summer he will unretire.


I'm not sure Scott is a golfer. He's into mountain climing and running around in the woods of British Columbia. I doubt he'd get bored post hockey. If anything this retirement might prove hockey has becoming boring to him. There is nothing left for him to accomplish.

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 08:10 PM

Niedermayer does NOT retire......yet

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 08:11 PM

Niedermayer not officially retired
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In a surprising twist Anaheim Ducks captain Scott Niedermayer did not officially announce his retirement as expected, although sources say Niedermayer had informed those close to him of his intentions to do so earlier in the day.

Sources suggest Niedermayer was counseled to perhaps, leave himself an out if he has a sudden change of heart between now and the start of the season.

Niedermayer is the only player in hockey history to have won the six championships any Canadian-born player cares about: Stanley Cup, Memorial Cup, world junior gold, men's world gold, Olympic gold, and a World Cup of Hockey title.

He has also captured a Conn Smythe Trophy and Norris Trophy to boot.

''You look at what he's done, he's won everything you can pretty much win,'' said Niedermayer's former teammate Scott Stevens.



Furthermore, the Ducks' championship came alongside his brother Rob, fulfilling a lifelong dream. It also gave Scott Niedermayer four Stanley Cup titles after winning three in New Jersey.

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#18 norrisnick

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 08:25 PM

So it would seem he's gonna retire without signing the papers. My guess is his agent freaked at the thought of losing several hundred K with the stroke of a pen. If Scott doesn't sign the chance of getting the money still exists.

Unless of course I'm wrong and the agent gets the cut from what was initially agreed to and not what the player ends up getting paid.

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 11:34 PM

[quote]Prediction: At some point next season, Niedermayer unretires and rejoins the Ducks.[quote]

I was thinking year after next season. Unretiring is just the hip thing to do, and Niedermeyer is still obviously on top of his game.

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Posted 01 July 2007 - 11:36 PM

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