of course knowing about the situation of Teemu is important. He may be a free agent but everyone knows if he does come back it's to the Ducks, any forward signing we make is going to depend on whether or not we think Teemu will resign.
Um.. it's important but it would be stupid for the Ducks to not sign a player if their only reason not to was because Selanne's status was uncertain. Yeah it's kinda important but they can't worry about it IMO. He's not apart of this team. Scotty on the other hand is still a part of this team right now. As I stated earlier, I think the team won't make a move to aquire a big name player until the status of Scotty is known. If scotty decides and teemu doesn't the team will just go on as if Teemu is never coming back. Bottom line is you can't base you can't worry about a player who is not on the team when it comes to your team's salary.