Teemu Selanne's said goodbye a few times throughout his farewell season, but after the Kings knocked out the Ducks last night, Anaheim's playoff run—and Selanne's season—finally, sadly concluded. The 43-year-old struggled to keep his composure as he saluted the cheering Anaheim crowd for likely the last time.
It was fairly close to a perfect moment in Anaheim last night, as Teemu Selanne was sent off by fans, teammates, and opponents in his 1,451st and final regular season game. But Teemu being Teemu, he decided to share the spotlight with an old friend. Get the tissues.
If you too are quivering with excitement for men's hockey to get underway tomorrow, you could do a lot worse to tide yourself over than this New York Times profile of five of the Olympic games' oldest athletes, NHL legends all. It's tough being in your '40s in a young man's game; it's a bit easier when national pride…
Corey Perry's game-winner for the Ducks, coming with 5:31 left, goes in the books as unassisted. Zach Bogosian knows he did his part.
Thanks to realignment, the Ducks will play in every city this season. Get the Mariano Rivera treatment ready.
Teemu Selänne has been an NHL player for 20 years, but he's also been writing an occasional blog post for MTV3 (!) in Finland (!!) since July 2010. The Finnish Flash's blog had been quiet since late May, but today Selänne weighed in with some thoughts on the NHL lockout. A sample, after someone on Reddit had run his…