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09-30-2013, 03:00 AM
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SaintPatrick33
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Originally Posted by KEEROLE Vatanen View Post
I just simply reject this idea that Niedermayer wasn't considered a top player until 2003/2004 because there is evidence to the contrary, plus I think we can make the case playing on NJ at the time he did, impacted the types of numbers he put up and held him back from some of his true strengths as a player. why is it when he switches teams and systems, he immediately started posting monster numbers? because that was always inside him.
Considering that Lemaire was gone after 1997-98 and the Devils jumped to #2 in the league in scoring under Ftorek is that really the case that the "system" was holding him back?

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