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Niedermayer’s return makes Ducks contender

From Jeff Miller of the Orange County Register:

Scott Niedermayer returned to the Ducks officially Thursday, bringing with him something else quite official looking.

A chance.

And we’re not talking a snowball’s chance in San Dimas. We’re talking the best kind of chance — a legitimate one.

From potential pretenders to cup contenders. In the span of one phone call, one that included the key phrase, “I’m going to play.”

Read the entire article here.

Miller is right. Without Niedermayer, the Ducks would have had to look for a suitable replacement, which of course isn’t available on the market. So, with Niedermayer back in the fold, the Ducks are a piece or two away from being a title contender once again.