Murray: Niedermayer is ‘key to everything’

On a conference call with reporters, Ducks general manager Bob Murray said today that whether or not Scott Niedermayer retires or re-signs is “the key to everything” he does in the offseason.

“Scotty is irreplacable,” Murray said. “He’s everything to this group. We’re going to have to see where he goes before I see where I go.

“The biggest (priority) is definitely, let’s not kid ourselves, where are Scotty and Teemu going to be? I heard the comment (by Selanne) where I chuckled to myself, we’re going to see what Bob’s going to do. Well, Bob’s decisions are based on what they do.”

We’ll catch up with Niedermayer and Selanne tomorrow and see if we can shed any light on the bigger picture after they’ve met with the GM.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

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