Originally written on On the Duck Pond  |  Last updated 11/12/14
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Some years are tougher than others to nominate candidates for the NHL Hall of Fame.  This year?  Pretty easy. Scott Niedermayer, Chris Chelios and Brendan Shanahan were all nominated, along with Fred Shero in the Builders category and Geraldine Heaney, just the third woman to be inducted. This was the first year that Niedermayer was eligible since retiring from the Anaheim Ducks in 2010.  "Congratulations to Scott Niedermayer, undoubtedly one of the best players and winners of his generation," said Ducks owners Henry and Susan Samueli.  "Scotty is a Hall of Fame player and person, one who exemplified class, character and determination to accompany his tremendous skill.” Niedermayer spent five seasons as a Ducks, after his first 13 with the New Jersey Devils.  He is the only player in hockey history to win every single major North American and world title that you can win: the Memorial Cup, World Junior championship, Stanley Cup (four times), World Championship, World...
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