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    Agent: Niedermayers could be interested in Canucks

    AGENT: NIEDERMAYERS COULD BE INTERESTED IN CANUCKS

    With the Vancouver Canucks attention focused on the fates of brothers Henrik and Daniel Sedin, the agent for another set of hockey siblings, Scott and Rob Niedermayer, told the Team 1040 Sports Radio they would be interested in playing for Canada's West Coast club.

    The Niedermayers, natives of Cranbrook, BC, are unrestricted free agents once the signing period begins on July 1 and a return home could help provide the Canucks with the first answer to a the laundry list of questions they are facing regarding their roster.

    "Before they signed in Anaheim that was definitely a big discussion. But at that time, it was difficult because Rob was in a situation where he was still one year away from being an unrestricted free agent, so he still had a year left to stay in Anaheim,” explained Kevin Epp, who represents both players. “In Scott's case, he was unrestricted, and considered very much playing in Canada for the Canucks or Calgary or somewhere near his off-season home and staying out West. I think everyone dreams of playing near your hometown or in Canada or in British Columbia.”

    According to Epp, Scott and Rob will consider all options before making a decision, but with the 2010 Winter Olympics on the horizon, Vancouver is an attractive a destination.

    "It obviously depends on the Canucks and their situation and where they're at financially, so they're going to have some decisions from their end,” said Epp. “It depends, too, if Scott's going to play and how that's going to play out, and the Olympics. It's just a little bit of everything for those guys."

    Scott is a four-time Stanley Cup Champion, who already owns a Norris and Conn Smythe Trophy, but is undecided if he will continue playing next season. The 35-year old had 14 goals and 59 points this season for the Anaheim Ducks, while making $6.75 million in the final year of his four-year $27 million deal.

    His younger brother Rob is 34-years old, and netted 14 goals and 21 points for the Ducks this season, in the final year of a four-year, $8 million contract. Despite the fact the pair played together in Anaheim, there is no guarantee that they will demand to be signed as a package deal heading into the 2009-2010 campaign.

    The Canucks just finished inking Steve Bernier to a two-year, $4 million contract, but still need to address the situation with the Sedins who are asking for more than $6 million per year, as well as a slew of restricted free agents like Kyle Wellwood, Shane O'Brien, Rick Rypien and Jannik Hansen. Currently Vancouver has $33.2 million committed to 12 players on next year's roster.
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    Well Scott would obviously be awesome. But Rob is a really underrated 4th liner,a lot like Rypien.

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    Imagine the outlet pass off the stick of Scott Niedermeyer. Also, having a puck rushing D man would force other teams into a whole different defensive strategy.

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    hometown discounts ray:

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfgiants5518 View Post
    hometown discounts ray:
    Combined right now they make 8.750 a year

    Rob is 33,Scott is 34


    Okay no one is really sure what the NHL salary cap is going to do. Some people think it will stay the same,so think it will go down. So for this post let's assume it stays the same


    2.852 (cap space)
    Gains(not counting all the little salary guys)
    +5.363(Sundin's salary)
    +7.15(Sedin's salary)
    +1.575(Pyatt's salary)
    +3.500(Ohlund's salary)
    +.500(Bernier extension)

    =20.94 cap space

    20.94
    (cap hits for sure)
    -2.700(Edler's extension kicks in)
    -1.475(Burrows extension)

    = 16.765 cap space (with a 1.5 million +/- for the small guys I think...)

    So that would give us,possibly...

    Pyatt upgrade=Rob Neidermeyer(2 Million open market,lets say 1.250 hometown discount)
    Ohlund upgrade=Scott Neidermeyer(7-8 million last year,6-7 this year with the economy in the tank unless someone overpays, but lets say 5.5 million with a hometown discount)

    That would be 6.750, leaving us 10 million to sign the Sedins. But that's assuming everything goes right(hometown discounts) and I didn't mess up somewhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by ink View Post
    Imagine the outlet pass off the stick of Scott Niedermeyer. Also, having a puck rushing D man would force other teams into a whole different defensive strategy.
    All I can say is that would be HAWT! Realistically while it's a nice thought, is it realistic. With the increase of Edler's contract up to 2.7M, a decrease in offensive talent with the Sedin's, and Sundin all going into free agency as well Mattias Ohlund and a slew of cheapish RFA's. Hansen, and Rypien realistically aren't going to be much of a problem. CODYYYYYYYYYY comes up, so you have options. Obviously, you don't want to over burden the OHL MVP, but still you want to retain Henrik and Danny before you do anything else. Sundin probably leaves honestly for NY, or Toronto againe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by carson005 View Post
    Combined right now they make 8.750 a year

    Rob is 33,Scott is 34


    Okay no one is really sure what the NHL salary cap is going to do. Some people think it will stay the same,so think it will go down. So for this post let's assume it stays the same


    2.852 (cap space)
    Gains(not counting all the little salary guys)
    +5.363(Sundin's salary)
    +7.15(Sedin's salary)
    +1.575(Pyatt's salary)
    +3.500(Ohlund's salary)
    +.500(Bernier extension)

    =20.94 cap space

    20.94
    (cap hits for sure)
    -2.700(Edler's extension kicks in)
    -1.475(Burrows extension)

    = 16.765 cap space (with a 1.5 million +/- for the small guys I think...)

    So that would give us,possibly...

    Pyatt upgrade=Rob Neidermeyer(2 Million open market,lets say 1.250 hometown discount)
    Ohlund upgrade=Scott Neidermeyer(7-8 million last year,6-7 this year with the economy in the tank unless someone overpays, but lets say 5.5 million with a hometown discount)

    That would be 6.750, leaving us 10 million to sign the Sedins. But that's assuming everything goes right(hometown discounts) and I didn't mess up somewhere
    At least you thought about those things, there are issues from the Anaheim end of things as well though. Should they do finally move Pronger out then they have the space to easily keep Neidermeyer on the top line with Ryan Whitney. Wisniewski is an out for them that they still have to assess. He came to life from the dead reanimated from Chicago (I think or St Louis?).

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    Scott's agent drove his client's price up last time using the hometown angle to build up a market. I hope the agent isn't just using the Canucks as a lever to:

    1. drive up their asking price
    2. market them as a two person unit around the league and see who bites

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    Quote Originally Posted by ink View Post
    Scott's agent drove his client's price up last time using the hometown angle to build up a market. I hope the agent isn't just using the Canucks as a lever to:

    1. drive up their asking price
    2. market them as a two person unit around the league and see who bites
    Well the legitimacy of the statement can be determined I think more that I still believe that the pace of the Chicago series just got taken in the Hawks favor. Some of our defense does need to be shaken up a tad bit. But if the Neidermeyers are saying this, I think it's more viable. The upcoming talent with Burrows, Kesler, the Sedin's, along with a decent 2-4 defensive core, and the soon to be best goalie in the league is attractive. Especially to a BC native. Playing with his brother is just as important I'd think as winning climate. That is completely understandable for a veteran of Neidermeyer's aptitude. He's a bonafide hall of famer. And one of the finer defensemen to play in this game int he last 15-20 years.

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    Ducks defenseman Scott Niedermayer and his family are planning to travel Sunday from Orange County to their off-season home in Cranbrook, British Columbia.

    Sometime between then and next weekend’s NHL entry draft in Montreal, Niedermayer is expected to reveal his intentions for the coming season to Ducks general manager Bob Murray.

    The determination on whether Niedermayer will play another season or retire has not been made yet, he said Thursday afternoon.

    “It’s not an easy decision,” Niedermayer said.

    Niedermayer, as everyone surely remembers, sat out a portion of the 2007-08 campaign after the Ducks had won the 2007 Stanley Cup championship, and is considering retirement for a third consecutive year.
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    i just want to revive this thread. This is going to be an interesting offseason to say the least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfgiants5518 View Post
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    i just want to revive this thread. This is going to be an interesting offseason to say the least.
    I like the idea of Niedermayer more than most of the other ideas. Great player.

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    yeah, he'd be a nice replacement to ohlund, who is pretty much guaranteed to not return next year.

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    Sources tell TSN Scott Niedermayer has informed the Anaheim Ducks he intends to play next season.

    It's likely Niedermayer will re-sign with the Ducks, however the veteran defenceman has to negotiate a contract.

    Niedermayer's decision will likely influence Anaheim to trade Chris Pronger.

    In the meantime, the Anaheim Ducks weren't letting Niedermayer's decision-making interfere with trade discussions involving fellow veteran defenceman Chris Pronger.

    "50-50" is how a source ranked the chances Pronger will be traded either tonight, or this weekend.

    A number of NHL teams continue to talk to Anaheim about possibly trading for Pronger.

    Sources say both Ducks GM Bob Murray and Hockey Canada president Bob Nicholson spoke with Niedermayer this week on whether Niedermayer would return.

    The Ducks should be considered the frontrunner to sign him, although San Jose, Vancouver and Calgary are also believed to have strong interest.
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    Pronger was traded to Philly

    Were the leaders for J-Bo now as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by carson005 View Post
    Pronger was traded to Philly

    Were the leaders for J-Bo now as well
    Nah reports are saying the Flyers are going after Jay Bouwmeester as well, even with the addition of Chris Pronger. Supposedly the Flyers have a major move in the works with one club to clear some major cap space, which would need to be done in order to acquire his services.































    No, but seriously, Eklund will probably have that up in about 24 hours.

    He woulda been ****ed in Washington...
    Update: Turns out he was ****ed in Kansas City too

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