Niedermayer's expected return raises cap questions for Ducks
While Ducks fans will be happy with the expected news of Scott Niedermayer's return, the next couple of days will be tough for GM Brian Burke.
Why? Well, he has to figure out a way to financially fit Niedermayer back into the roster. This season isn't the issue for the Ducks as the veteran defenseman will be paid roughly $4 million of his annual $6.75 million salary. The problem starts in 2008-09. Under the rules of the collective-bargaining agreement, teams must be under the cap ceiling ...
Read full story
Scott Niedermayer made his decision. The veteran defenseman and reigning Conn Smythe Trophy winner announced Wednesday he's coming back to the Ducks after months of contemplating retirement.
NEWS• Niedermayer decides to return to Ducks
ANALYSIS• Burnside: This task may be too tall for Niedermayer
• Hradek: Money now issue for GM Burke, Ducks
• Conversation: Your take on Niedermayer's return
• Fantasy take: Beauchemin owners will see dropoffs
VOTE• Will Ducks return to playoffs with Nieds?
MORE• ZOOM photo gallery
• Melrose & Hradek: Ducks need Niedermayer