I know it's a little early to be talking about the trade deadline, yet I can't help but get excited thinking about our beloved "27" making a jump back to the dirty Jersey. I've been saying since the beginning of the season that it makes sense that Scotty Niedermayer would come back to end his career in NJ. Now after looking at how terrible the Ducks are doing this season (which is surprising to me after watching them in the playoffs last year), it seems even more possible. It seems logical that Scotty would want to end his career here in NJ. Here's my other reasoning...
- He left NJ to play with his brother and ended up winning a stanley cup together in the process. Now Rob is a Devil.
- His number is sure to be retired after the career he has had.
- The devils are going to look for a surge going into the playoffs, especially after last years bitter ending (still hurts)
- Tangent: Is anyone as disappointed as me about Oduya's play recently? Making poor pass decisions and this may be a stretch, but throw him on offense! Not that it would ever happen, but an interesting idea after looking at his style of play. Anyway, besides a couple of seldom fancy plays, I think he has sucked and it pisses me off after the contract we gave him.
Getting back to Scotty, what are your thoughts on this happening? I know I'd love to see him back in a Devils sweater. He could be the missing ingredient to a '09-'10 stanley cup. Mmmm sounds so good, doesn't it?