Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 03/31/09 at 08:42 AM ET
from Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun,
“I’m happy I’m still playing,” Selanne said after a recent shootout victory over the Phoenix Coyotes. “Everything starts (with passion), if you don’t have it, you shouldn’t be playing.”
The former Winnipeg Jets sniper was happy to reflect on his early days in the NHL.
One of the obvious highlights came when Selanne smashed Mike Bossy’s rookie record for goals with 76 back in 1992-93.
“It took a long time to realize what I did in my first year because it was such a roller-coaster,” said Selanne, who had 132 points in 84 games during that memorable season. “Every day was a great day and I was so hungry to have success and score more and more. Everything was new and I was so excited. Right now, I think about 76 goals and it’s incredible. It was just very special.
“The whole game has changed. I miss the old times.”...
While he has another year remaining on the two-year deal he signed last summer, Selanne isn’t sure if he’ll be back for another season.
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