Will the Ducks lose Niedermayer too?
After this month's Stanley cup conquest, the Anaheim Ducks knew about Teemu Selanne's intention to put an end to his career. But they didn't plan on losing their star defensemen and team captain Scott Niedermayer.
Niedermayer is currently thinking about retiring after winning his 4th Stanley cup this season. His retirement could hurt the Ducks badly because he still has 2 more seasons worth $6.75 millions each to go to his current contract. His decision could affect Brian Burke, the team's General Manager.
Should Niedermayer retire, Burke would obviously be looking for another defensemen to replace him. With the signing of Kimmo Timonen with the Philadelphia Flyers this week, Burke's options are quickly diminishing. Could Brian Burke consider hiring a defensemen like Sheldon Souray?
Let's see what Niedermayer decides first.
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