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Monday, August 27, 2007

Scott Niedermayer Retirement Watch - The Latest News and part of his day with the Cup

Thanks to TSN we have the latest news on Scott's status.  Which if you do not read the article or watch the video, remains undetermined. However if you want more details, read the article and watch the linked video. I also have an article from CBC about his day with the Cup.

TSN Report

It came as a surprise to almost everyone in the hockey world when reports surfaced this summer that Anaheim Ducks captain Scott Niedermayer was seriously considering retirement - just after leading the team to its first Stanley Scott NiedermayerCup.

But when the 33-year-old NHL veteran returned to his hometown of Cranbrook, B.C., with teammate and brother Rob to show off the Cup on Monday, he admitted that a return next season is still very much a possibility.

"Obviously, it's a lot different after the Stanley Cup playoffs," Niedermayer told TSN. "You're tired, you've been through a long year. And after having some time off, you're feeling better physically."

The Conn Smythe Trophy winner as playoff MVP informed general manager Brian Burke of the possibility of retirement during the players' exit interviews a few days after Anaheim won its championship. But a couple of months away from the ice has the future Hall of Famer in a somewhat different mindset.

"I'm in a different spot, no question about it," he told TSN. "But again, I'm just trying to make the right decision. I know it's unfortunate that people are waiting to see what the decision is - it's not fun, but that's the way it is right now."

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CBC - Short Article

It's a day they probably dreamed about a million times growing up.But boyhood dreams turned to reality for Rob and Scott Niedermayer on Monday when the brothers paraded the Stanley Cup through their hometown of Cranbrook, B.C.

They arrived as conquering heroes after helping the Ducks of Anaheim win the Scott, left, and Rob Niedermayer brought the Stanley Cup to the RecPlex in Cranbrook, B.C. first NHL championship in club history. But instead of a chariot, the brothers rode through town on a Zamboni.

Winning Lord Stanley's trophy was exactly what the brothers were thinking about when they signed with Anaheim. But now that they have won a championship as teammates, what to do for an encore?

Scott isn't sure whether he is going to play this season. After four Stanley Cups, retirement is a real possibility.

You can see the original article here - Link

Thanks to Kootenay Sports Online for this photo

The Stanley Cup will be visiting Fernie, BC

Anaheim Ducks star Scott Niedermayer will be bringing the cup to Fernie Alpine Resort Tuesday, August 28th for a ride up Timber Chair to the Lost Boys Café. Time in resort is expected to be limited but if you’ve ever wanted to see the cup up close this is your chance.

The ride up the lift will take place at approximately 11:30 am and should last about a half hour. Fernie Alpine Resort will be offering complimentary rides up the Timber Chair between 11:15-12:30 for this event.

In addition both Scott and Rob Niedermayer will be in Cranbrook on Monday where a small pep rally and skate around the ice are scheduled to take place.

Thanks to for the info - Link