uh - perhaps. but neidermayer also had the ability to quickly recover from those mistakes and still make the play. look, i like johnny o too. but lets not go comparing him to one of the top 5 defensemen of all time, ok.
Niedermayer was good, but how about Orr, Harvey, Shore, Robinson, Fetisov, Coffey, Savard, Lidstrom, Bourque, and Langway? I think all of them were much better.
Just as he was underrated with the Devils, now Neidermayer is overrated. Sorry if this sounds like a flame, but I just can't stand this sentiment that Niedermayer was amazing and Oduya is average at best.
Months ago there were a ton of Oduya haters and I understand people don't like to admit they were wrong. Regardless, it's nice to see him getting some respect nowadays. I think he has been the best defenseman for either team all series.
For that matter, he's been better than Neidermayer this post-season. Anyone disagree?