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Not What Selanne Planned

from Jeff Miller of the OC Register,

So, on top of everything else – the questions about Randy Carlyle’s future, the debate about who should be traded first, the doubts about this team’s mental strength and will and drive simply to compete – we have the Ducks’ most appalling failure yet:

They’re ruining what probably will be the final season in the all-everything career of the greatest Duck ever.

They’re sending out Teemu Selanne not standing atop a pedestal but rather skidding upon his fanny.

A six-game losing streak, interrupted by one victory, and then followed by a seven-game losing streak – all before Dec. 1? If this were the sort of experience Selanne desired, he would have just slammed the penalty box door on his face.

Following his team’s most recent embarrassment – a numb 5-2 walk-over against Toronto – Selanne concluded, “There really is no answer. It seems to me that nothing works.” Other than that, his goodbye tour so far has been a real hoot.

After a practice last week, Selanne sat at his locker talking somberly about his situation. The emotion gathering behind his eyes was obvious. He looked like a man on the edge of tears.


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Yeah well, life sucks.

Posted by godblender on 11/30/11 at 01:27 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Them’s the breaks.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 11/30/11 at 01:55 AM ET


Poor guy.  I can’t believe he’s going to retire as only a Calder trophy, Rocket Richard trophy and Bill Masterton trophy winner, Stanley Cup winner, three-time Olympic medalist. 10-time all-star who holds the record for most goals and points in a rookie season, the Ducks franchise records for career goals, assists, points, power play points, playoffs points, hat tricks, the most points in the Olympics, and is a millionaire about 70 times over.

Who wants to take the first shift on his suicide watch?

Posted by Garth on 11/30/11 at 02:03 AM ET

Chet's avatar

that just shows you he’s a guy who hates losing. like cannot and will not comprehend it.

i for one understand that.

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 11/30/11 at 04:25 AM ET


that just shows you he’s a guy who hates losing.

So do a lot of guys who never win anything at all in their lives.

Posted by Garth on 11/30/11 at 11:09 AM ET

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