Recently, I have been reading a bunch of stories talking about the “Brett Favre of the NHL.” But who exactly fits the bill most?
The Manic Ranger had a great blog discussing the recurring question of retirement surrounding Mats Sundin, with a nice little spin on it from a Rangers perspective.
RealGM just reported that Joe Sakic is determined not to be the league’s Brett Favre representative. Quoting the Denver Post,
“Joe Sakic is content with his decision to retire and insists that he won’t be returning to the NHL.
Sakic, who retired in July, said that he understands what Brett Favre has dealt with in recent summers.”
So if Sakic isn’t the next Brett, and Sundin isn’t the perfect candidate – then who else reminds you of No. 4?
My money would have to go on either Scott Neidermayer or Chris Chelios. Both are Hall of Fame blue-liners who keep coming back for more.
Neidermayer continually flirts with retirement, while Chelios is old enough to be someone’s grandfather. However, both are likely to be back on the ice again next season.
Let BLS know who you think is the NHL’s edition of Brett Favre…please leave a comment below.
Honorary mention to Teemu Selanne…