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#1 DaneykoIsGod

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 07:22 AM

http://www.nj.com/de...rce=twitterfeed

Scott Niedermayer walked into the Staples Center this morning looking like he could put on a pair of skates and play.

The former defenseman, whose No. 27 will be retired by the Devils on Dec. 16, drove up from his home an hour south of L.A. to record some TV video segments for his special day.

“Pete (DeBoer) is going to decide on whether to dress him,” general manager Lou Lamoriello joked. DeBoer heard him.

“Don’t tempt me,” the Devils coach responded.

Niedermayer, of course, finished his career with the Ducks and won a fourth Stanley Cup in Anaheim. But he said he will always consider himself primarily a Devil, even when the Hall of Fame comes knocking.

In his mind he sees himself in a Devils sweater.


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Posted 26 October 2011 - 07:35 AM

:cheers: :cheers: Nothing to add. He is the best skater on our team...and league.
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Posted 26 October 2011 - 07:47 AM

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 07:51 AM

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lmao emotions....get slapped int he face....argghhh nooooo.....come back...we still love each other!
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Posted 26 October 2011 - 08:02 AM

C'mon he's a lib tree hugger! the draw to CA was too great, like a salmon returning to its spawning ground, he had too

And as a player there were few better, kenny daneyko loves him and thats good enough for me. the guy was charmed
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Posted 26 October 2011 - 08:28 AM

he was a great player and member of this organization. He deserves to be in a Devils sweater in the HoF
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Posted 26 October 2011 - 08:39 AM

HE!?! The DEVILS deserve him to retire as a Devil.

That's all I ask of him... then all is forgiven. Prodigal son MUST return home or... well then he's no prodigal son of mine <_< :angry: and he's not there yet so I'm still holding my breath... hey and trusting him enough to hold my breath says something, yeah? :evil:

yes

I am saying it's an honor to have Scott Neidermayer forever connected to your team and it's an honor I want for the Devils not *Insert incredulous snort the Mighty Ducks (they deserve Emilio Estevez alone :doh1: )
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Posted 26 October 2011 - 09:05 AM

I don't know if it was mentioned anywhere else, but did anyone catch the part of his taped segment MSG2 showed last night on the Devils pregame? Not only did he say he could see himself getting inducted into the HOF in a Devils sweater, but he also acknowledged Devils fans' support of him during his Devils career, saying (I'm paraphrasing) that he probably didn't play up to his capabilities while he was here but the fans always supported him anyway, and that he could imagine fans were disappointed in the way he left, saying it was for "no good reason" (I think he meant no good reason in the fans' eyes, not in his view). He seemed brutally honest -- or maybe "reflective" is the better word. I can't wait to see the whole interview.

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 10:48 AM

NEVER FORGIVE! HE LEFT TO PLAY WITH HIS BROTHER! MUST BOO AT HIS CEREMONY!



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Edited by Devilsfan118, 26 October 2011 - 10:48 AM.

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 12:04 PM

I'd hope so considering he spent 13 years here vs. 5 with the Ducks. He would have to have been so miserable here to go in as a Duck as that would have messed with his legacy.
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Posted 26 October 2011 - 12:36 PM

Does it really matter for the Hockey Hall of Fame? It only matters in Baseball because they engrave you with a baseball cap on for your plaque.
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Posted 26 October 2011 - 12:48 PM

I don't know if it was mentioned anywhere else, but did anyone catch the part of his taped segment MSG2 showed last night on the Devils pregame? Not only did he say he could see himself getting inducted into the HOF in a Devils sweater, but he also acknowledged Devils fans' support of him during his Devils career, saying (I'm paraphrasing) that he probably didn't play up to his capabilities while he was here but the fans always supported him anyway, and that he could imagine fans were disappointed in the way he left, saying it was for "no good reason" (I think he meant no good reason in the fans' eyes, not in his view). He seemed brutally honest -- or maybe "reflective" is the better word. I can't wait to see the whole interview.



hmph --- talk as much as you want Nieds, I do appreciate it. But Stevens has something you'll never have....

ME! :wub:
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Posted 26 October 2011 - 12:58 PM

Hey -- did you guys just hear that? said in tandum:

Stevens: I'd rather have the Norris
Nieds: He'd rather have the Norris


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Posted 26 October 2011 - 02:16 PM

I don't know if it was mentioned anywhere else, but did anyone catch the part of his taped segment MSG2 showed last night on the Devils pregame? Not only did he say he could see himself getting inducted into the HOF in a Devils sweater, but he also acknowledged Devils fans' support of him during his Devils career, saying (I'm paraphrasing) that he probably didn't play up to his capabilities while he was here but the fans always supported him anyway, and that he could imagine fans were disappointed in the way he left, saying it was for "no good reason" (I think he meant no good reason in the fans' eyes, not in his view). He seemed brutally honest -- or maybe "reflective" is the better word. I can't wait to see the whole interview.


I noticed that, too. He stressed that it was by no means an easy decision. I also found it interesting that he said he felt that he had in a way abandoned his team mates. It seemed he was being very honest.
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Posted 26 October 2011 - 03:22 PM

I noticed that, too. He stressed that it was by no means an easy decision. I also found it interesting that he said he felt that he had in a way abandoned his team mates. It seemed he was being very honest.

Right, I forgot that part. I'm glad someone else saw it. Hopefully they'll show it again. It looked like it was part of a longer interview. Maybe eventually it will be posted on the Deilvs website or MSGs'.
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