Anaheim Ducks: How We’ll Remember Teemu Selanne If Lockout Forces Him to Retire

November 23rd, 2012 by Bobby Kittleberger Leave a reply »
Regardless of whether or not hockey is actually going to be played this year, the Anaheim Ducks are set to lose their entire second line by the end of this season and, with it, future hall of fame right wing Teemu Selanne.

Since his tear through the late '90s with Paul Kariya, pushing the Ducks to the franchise's first playoff appearances, all the way to his re-signing with Anaheim in 2005 and leading them to their first Stanley Cup Championship in 2007, Selanne has been the uncontested face of the franchise and fan favorite.

Now in his early 40s, Selanne, who led the team in scoring last season, continues to be a huge piece of the Ducks offensive game plan. The Finnish-born right winger has since signed a contract with Anaheim to play one more season, though he is facing an incredibly tough decision with that season now in jeopardy due to the NHL lockout that began back in September and which has yet to be resolved.

If the NHL doesn't reach an agreement in time to save the 2012-13 season, Selanne will have to wait well beyond his 43rd birthday until he could play his next NHL game.

The odds of Selanne having an entire year away from hock ...

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