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Noticing Niedermayer not impossible

Updated: March 4, 2004, 1:24 AM ET
By EJ Hradek | ESPN The Magazine

There are three reasons why you haven't noticed New Jersey Devils defenseman Scott Niedermayer nearly as much as you should have.

First, he plays for an organization in which the name on the front of the jersey still means more than the name on the back. Second, he's a quiet, unassuming guy who doesn't seek out the spotlight. And, third, he's so good he makes his job look too easy.

But don't worry, Niedermayer doesn't go completely unnoticed.

"Niedermayer is one of the elite ...

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