Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 11/20/14

NEWARK, NJ - NOVEMBER 11: Scott Niedermayer #27 of the Anaheim Ducks skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on November 11, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Ducks 3-1. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
I am writing about the Hall of Fame cases for the three male players inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in the 2013 class.  I have already written about Chris Chelios.  Today is Scott Niedermayer's turn and Brendan Shanahan is still to come.  Here is the post I wrote when Niedermayer retired and here is my post when I first considered him a Hall of Famer.  In order to make my case I will use the Keltner List, which was developed for baseball but is easily transferable to hockey. 1.Was he ever regarded as the best player in baseball? Did anybody, while he was active, ever suggest that he was the best player in baseball?  No.  There is no clear argument that Scott Niedermayer was the best player in hockey at any point. 2.Was he the best player on his team?  I would argue that he was but not for a long period of time.  In New Jersey both Martin Brodeur and Scott Stevens were better players.  In Anaheim I would argue that Chris Pronger was a better player when he was on the team,...
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