The brothers Niedermayer have made an annual tradition of a charity summer hockey game in their hometown of Cranbrook, British Columbia. With it comes the opportunity for each to field questions from the local media about their NHL careers and, for once, Rob Niedermayer has the more compelling career dilemma.
He hasn’t signed anywhere since becoming a free agent July 1, while Scott is already under contract to the Ducks for one more season. Asked about his future prospects by Craig Lindsay of the Kootenay News Advertiser, Rob had this to say: “Obviously, my first choice is with the NHL. We’ll see where that leads and go from there.”
I get the feeling there’s a KHL fan somewhere quoting “Dumb and Dumber.” Either way, it’s the strongest confirmation yet from Rob that he doesn’t expect to be back for a seventh season in Anaheim.