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Scott Niedermayer said former nemesis Jacques Lemaire helped make tonight's retiring of his number necessary. The former Devils defenseman already had a Stanley Cup ring when he butted heads with Lemaire, then the Devils' coach, over his style of play during the 1996-97 season. Niedermayer, the superb skater, wanted...
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