Remembering Niedermayer: NHL Ducks and Fans Forced to Move On

June 23rd, 2010 by Shawn Hamilton Leave a reply »
When we remember something or someone, we tend to focus on the good, rather than the bad. We work to make ourselves happy and forget about any frustrating moments that a time or person may have caused.

When I am remembering Scott Niedermayer and his contributions on the ice and the world outside of hockey, only good things come to my mind.

I had the pleasure of watching "Scotty" from the time I was a little kid, while he was in New Jersey, to watching him captain my favorite sports team, the Anaheim Ducks. I can't remember a time where I wasn't impressed with his ability to play the game. His skating never had and in my opinion, never will have an equal.

He had a brilliant defensive mind. He always seemed to able to make the right move, whether it was to cut off a forward entering the zone or even quickly make up for his mistake on the few occasions that he was beat.

Most importantly he was as great a leader and an equally great man.

Always one to lead by example and never the vocal type, Scott Niedermayer was, in my view, the epitome of class.

He never wanted the attention focused on himself and always made su ...

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