"I guess if you stop and think about it a little bit you do realize it -- that's a big, broad question -- but yeah it's exciting," he said. "We love the game. It's a great game. You can see that, just the kids that get on the ice as a 4- or 5-year-old, get their gear on and start slipping and sliding around ... and chasing the puck. It's a great time for the little guys. When I'm out there with them you see that, it's pretty obvious why any of us play the game. And it's great to see it growing."
And we'd be willing to guess that the chart outlining the comings and goings of the four Niedermayer boys is no different from the hockey charts in kitchens across the continent. Even if Niedermayer is only to look, not write on the chart.