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Old 08-14-2006, 05:33 PM   #332
Breck Bronc
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With the 87th pick the Denver Spurs take D - Scott Niedermayer (Devils/Mighty Ducks).

In my opinion Niedermayer is the best defenseman of this decade, barely edging Niklas Lidstrom.

Niedermayer is such a fun player to watch in person. He is so fast on his skates and smooth and smart with the puck; he almost always makes a perfect play clearing the zone or making an outlet pass.

He is one of the few players to win the Stanley Cup (1995, 2000, 2003), an Olympic gold medal (2002), a World Championship (2004), a World Cup of Hockey championship (2004), and a Memorial Cup (1991).

He won the 2004 Norris Trophy and was robbed of it in 2006.



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