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How Is Retirement Treating Scott Niedermayer?

from Allan Maki of the Globe and Mail,

...And yes, there is also a hockey option for Niedermayer, not as a player but as a member of the Anaheim Ducks’ management team. He may hang out with general manager Bob Murray the way Steve Yzerman became Ken Holland’s shadow with the Detroit Red Wings, the way Chris Chelios is now following suits in Detroit. He may work with the Ducks’ players, the younger prospects, be a mentor, a coach without portfolio.

Whatever he decides, Niedermayer is certain he won’t be rushed into it. Time is his ally, not his enemy. This time, he says, there will be no last-minute decision to change his mind, to unretire and return to the Ducks for one last run. What’s next, then? That’s the question.

“Where I’m at is I’m open to ideas,” Niedermayer explained recently while chatting inside the Fernie Aquatic Centre, not far from where his acreage sits guarded by the Rockies. He looked fit, scruffy-faced and content, a man at peace with his thoughts.

“Over the last few months, I’ve talked to a lot of different people about different things, things I wouldn’t have thought of. … I just don’t want to get too busy with one thing right away.”

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drimo's avatar

So… if he becomes a GM, will he throw elbows instead of chairs?

Posted by drimo from Cincinnati, OH on 10/01/10 at 12:36 AM ET

OlderThanChelios's avatar

He may work with the Ducks’ players, the younger prospects, be a mentor, a coach without portfolio.

So now I guess future Ducks players will all know how to punch guys in the nuts when they’re outplayed by superior players. The league and the Ducks organization must be so proud.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 10/01/10 at 01:38 AM ET

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