TSN jumped the gun! I was holding out hope that because after an hour they had no story and that no one else reported it that it might not be true, and, as it looks right now, he's still around! TSN just posted a story saying that he told people he would retire, but, has seemingly changed his mind and as of right now, is not retired!
Hopefully he decides to stay not retired for a few years.
In a surprising twist Anaheim Ducks captain Scott Niedermayer did not officially announce his retirement as expected, although sources say Niedermayer had informed those close to him of his intentions to do so earlier in the day.
Sources suggest Niedermayer was counseled to perhaps, leave himself an out if he has a sudden change of heart between now and the start of the season. "
I think Scott is still going to retire....All he did was delay the announcement. He protecting himself from the legal issue should he decide to retire...It's not just as simple and saying that I'm done and go play lego's with the kids.
He has a pension and other union issues to take care of and once those are done, it's very difficult to come back.
The problem is you guys aren't dickish enough about it. Sometimes I have to go to other boards for entertainment and histrionics. For example the Kings board and Habs board are pretty entertaining right now.
Curse us and our actual perspective and rationality! We need more hyperbole!