I honestly think this is it for the guy who was my first favorite #8. After all, he's had knee surgeries twice now, and the second one with a much shorter recovery time (and I have no doubt it was the lockout season that gave him the recovery time to keep going as long as he has). He rocks.
Selanne winning the Cup in 2007 actually brought a tear to my eye, he comes off as such a good nice spirited guy. You can't but help like the guy.
At his age, the wheels could fall off any second and it must be really tough to decide to play or not for another year. I believe he has at least 1 more quality year left in him. He might even be able to hold out for the 2014 Olympics, but its a long shot.
we could finish bottom 3 and win draft lottery and number 1 pick, no?
regardless, we're likely going to have one new player ready to play next year from the 2012 draft, first round.
hoping we get a really good player, and that motivates Teemu to play one more season.
I think if you drafted someone promising to go on his line he could well stay for another year or two to help them blend in and adjust to NHL life, kind've like a project of his if you will. I really think he could get 82 points. Which would be epic.