Originally written on On the Duck Pond  |  Last updated 11/20/14
September arrives with children heading back to school, football season and hockey waiting in the wings.  Last year, it had to wait a long time, due to the lockout, but this year life is back to "normal." All 30 teams around the league have their players and prospects reporting today, September 11.  Twelve years ago, the Ducks opened their on-ice portion of training camp in a world that had suddenly become uncertain.  It also put hockey in perspective - it was just a game.  Fans and players alike spent breaks crowded around TV screens, yearning for the most recent news.  Twelve years later and hockey is still just a game, but it doesn't mean that it doesn't offer a great diversion. For the Anaheim Ducks, this will be Teemu Selanne's last training camp as the 43 year old has said - one more year, but that's all folks.   Today players will be taking their physicals, photo shoots, and all the other rigamarole that goes into the season.  Tomorrow, September 12, the D...
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