Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck
Niedermayer's issue isn't his point production. It's his horrendous defensive play that has put him in the bottom of his team and the bottom half of the league in plus/minus. His biggest problem is the thing you are most critical in Green's game.
Maybe he is trying to do too much, as this team he's on is
so bad this year, not sure why they are playing this bad,
as they are full of good players.
I haven't watched his play much this season, so can't really
comment on your statement, I'll just take your word for
it, and I'm knowing his play for past years, including last
season, and a few games this season.
He has been so talented over the years, he is a leader, so
whatever is the problem this year it seems to me, will not
be there on the olympic team, it's not anaheim.
Maybe he, along with pronger are two players who were chosen
early on, but his play couldn't have been that bad, because
he would have been dropped by now, just like la cavallier
has been dropped.
He will be the leader in the dressingroom, will deal with
the media very well, will deal with any problems on the ice,
and will give the young players a feeling of security.
At least that's the way I see it.
All choices weren't made just from points alone, other
factors play into it. Maybe they want him with pronger,
as they played together in anaheim. the chemistry thing
again, these defencemen need to know, right from the get go
what each other are doing and thinking.
Neidermeyer is a rover, pronger stays back, they worked
that system great, when they played together.