Teemu Selanne is back, ladies and gentlemen, at least for one more year.
The 40 year-old superstar right winger is locked and loaded and ready to compete for another run at Lord Stanley’s cup after signing a one year deal with the Ducks on Monday. Obviously, this news is not surprising to those of you who have followed Teemu’s whereabouts closely this offseason. And if you haven’t been internet stalking the man they call the Finnish Flash this offseason, well, a mere glance at Teemu’s statistics last season will tell you all you need to know: Teemu is STILL a scoring machine. This machine, manufactured in Finland and popularized internationally, has surpassed its 600 goal warranty and should surprise many critics who see today’s NHL as a sport tailored for twentysomethingyearolds.
[Insert Paul Kariya speculation here]
I left the above section purposefully blank due to my declining credibility as an NHL blogger. For now, I will leave you with a tribute to the man who wears # 8. Enjoy.