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Fallenity 02-18-2012 09:37 AM

Selanne
 
Just thought I'd share this with you, a short news article (in Finnish) about how he feels right now about his playing and possible future.

http://www.iltasanomat.fi/nhl/vastus...449869075.html

Translated:

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"The 41-year old Anaheim Ducks forward Teemu Selänne says he is still playing, because it's working.

He could on principle still keep on playing after this season.

- Most of the games feel like how they did when I was 25 years old. So why can't I continue. At some point it has to be called quits and preferably in a situation where you know you could keep on playing for many years.

He doesn't want to end his career because someone tells him he can't keep up with the younger players.

According to Selänne, the "this is the last season" mentality works well, because that's when he gets the best out of himself.

- I enjoy playing every day and the greatest compliment is the positive feedback from opponents.

In Newark, a couple of Devils players told him before the game how they've followed him since they were kids and how it's an honor to play with him.

- That's the greatest compliment, when opponents thank you for all you've done.

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Don't know if this means anything one way or another, just thought I'd share this about the player we all love.

quentez 02-18-2012 10:08 AM

Still our most productive player. Can't see why he shouldn't take another season.

mightyquack 02-18-2012 10:52 AM

I just hope we get an early decision either way with Teemu, too many times it has been so late that Anaheim has no way to plan for it.

Exit Dose 02-18-2012 10:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mightyquack (Post 44364723)
I just hope we get an early decision either way with Teemu, too many times it has been so late that Anaheim has no way to plan for it.

It shouldn't matter much looking at next season. He's not holding up any trades. The only player worth looking up this summer is Grabovski, Selanne wouldn't stop us from picking him up, and that's if Grabo even makes it to free agency. Having an extra season of breathing room with our prospects wouldn't hurt.

DarthYenik 02-18-2012 11:51 AM

That's been his attitude since last season. He finally realized that he doesn't want to stop, especially if he can be the top or a close second in scoring on the team.

jepjepjoo 02-18-2012 12:40 PM

Sounds like he´ll be back.

JabbaJabba 02-18-2012 01:02 PM

This means more Selänne vs Jagr threads next season.

I wonder if they sign Koivu as well if Selänne returns or is he too old to be a second line center? Next season's lineup sure if a mystery.

Unagi 02-18-2012 01:05 PM

Christmas could come early this year again boys....

Ducksgo 02-18-2012 02:16 PM

I really REALLY wonder if he will try and break Robitaille records, he's so damn close it's silly

Hampe 02-18-2012 03:06 PM

That sounds promising. He's certainly got a lot left in him.

DuckJet 02-18-2012 03:55 PM

It would be nice, but I won't hold it against him if he retires. It'll just be a nagging thought in the back of my head, "he still had more in him"

Ducks DVM 02-18-2012 04:43 PM

In before "fairy tale retirement in Winnipeg"

Seanconn* 02-18-2012 05:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ducks DVM (Post 44386519)
In before "fairy tale retirement in Winnipeg"

im just excited that we will likely see the Jets in the West next year... 4 games against the Jets!!! :D

Unagi 02-18-2012 06:57 PM

AFAIK nothing will change for next year's conferences.

Duck Off 02-18-2012 07:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Seanconn (Post 44390343)
im just excited that we will likely see the Jets in the West next year... 4 games against the Jets!!! :D

NHLPA denied it. Sorry man.

KEEROLE Vatanen 02-18-2012 09:57 PM

I want 700 goals

mightyquack 02-19-2012 02:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Seanconn (Post 44390343)
im just excited that we will likely see the Jets in the West next year... 4 games against the Jets!!! :D

Unlucky

JabbaJabba 02-19-2012 02:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OccupySheen (Post 44408805)
I want 700 goals

I want him to pass Gretzky :nod:

Fighter 02-19-2012 12:16 PM

One. More. Year.

Seanconn* 02-19-2012 05:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Duckstudd269 (Post 44396967)
NHLPA denied it. Sorry man.

I doubt Winnipeg stays in the southeast next season... the only thing they denied was the radical realignment, that disposed of 6 divisions, in favour of 4 conferences...

I'm very much of the belief we will see some alterations to the composition of the divisions next season, and pretty sure the NHLPA won't try to block it... & probably can't even do anything, as long as they keep the scheduling/ 6 division set up the same.

Imo, we will see something like this next season.

Winnipeg ---> Northwest
One of Detroit/Nashville/Columbus ---> South East
Dallas ---> Central
Vancouver ---> Pacific.

or this... which i would prefer.

or Winnipeg ---> NorthWest
Dallas ---> South East
Vancouver ---> Pacific

3 teams get moved. Winnipeg gets moved to a division that makes sense geographically, check! Vancouver gets moved to a division that makes sense geographically/ and works with time zones... , check!

Dallas... not that much better off geographically, but a bit better off since they will operating under 2 time zones in their division, rather than three. Plus, I'd say teams like Florida, Tampa, Carolina would be better rivals for a team from Texas... which would be very similar to Texas A&M entering the South East Conference in the NCAA this year.

no way Winnipeg stays in the east, let alone the south east division next season. no way at all.

Merya 03-03-2012 02:28 AM

Does someone have stats of Anaheim powerplay for this year with and without Selänne?
Wondering if its as crazy as last year..

jepjepjoo 03-03-2012 11:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Merya (Post 45418271)
Does someone have stats of Anaheim powerplay for this year with and without Selänne?
Wondering if its as crazy as last year..

Selanne has played all the games this year.

Merya 03-05-2012 11:35 AM

I meant with Selänne on the ice.

Sojourn 03-05-2012 11:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Merya (Post 45544687)
I meant with Selänne on the ice.

He's been on the 1st unit all season. Honestly, the 1st unit has been pretty poor this season, and Selanne has certainly been a part of that.

freez1ngmoon 03-05-2012 12:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sojourn (Post 45545693)
He's been on the 1st unit all season. Honestly, the 1st unit has been pretty poor this season, and Selanne has certainly been a part of that.

yeah selanne has definitely been a part of that with the most points on the team, 3rd in goals, and with a +8 rating.


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