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02-18-2012, 09:37 AM
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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

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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.

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02-18-2012, 10:08 AM
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Still our most productive player. Can't see why he shouldn't take another season.

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02-18-2012, 10:52 AM
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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.

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02-18-2012, 10:58 AM
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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.

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02-18-2012, 11:51 AM
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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.

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02-18-2012, 12:40 PM
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Sounds like he´ll be back.

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02-18-2012, 01:02 PM
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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.

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02-18-2012, 01:05 PM
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Christmas could come early this year again boys....

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02-18-2012, 02:16 PM
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I really REALLY wonder if he will try and break Robitaille records, he's so damn close it's silly

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02-18-2012, 03:06 PM
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That sounds promising. He's certainly got a lot left in him.

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02-18-2012, 03:55 PM
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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"

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02-18-2012, 04:43 PM
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In before "fairy tale retirement in Winnipeg"

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02-18-2012, 05:56 PM
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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!!!

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02-18-2012, 06:57 PM
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AFAIK nothing will change for next year's conferences.

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02-18-2012, 07:15 PM
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im just excited that we will likely see the Jets in the West next year... 4 games against the Jets!!!
NHLPA denied it. Sorry man.

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02-18-2012, 09:57 PM
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02-19-2012, 02:29 AM
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im just excited that we will likely see the Jets in the West next year... 4 games against the Jets!!!
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02-19-2012, 02:59 AM
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I want him to pass Gretzky

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02-19-2012, 12:16 PM
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02-19-2012, 05:26 PM
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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.

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

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03-03-2012, 11:48 AM
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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.

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03-05-2012, 11:35 AM
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I meant with Selänne on the ice.

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03-05-2012, 11:58 AM
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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.

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03-05-2012, 12:48 PM
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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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