By Steve Palumbo (@StevePalumboNHL)
Teemu Selanne will not come right and tell us how he is feeling or thinking but recent comments seem to suggest he might by leaning towards returning to the Anaheim Ducks for his 20th NHL season.
“There’s more inside me that wants to play than retire,” the 42-year-old winger told the OC Register. “But it’s got to be 100 percent when I make the decision.”
It’s obvious he can still produce at a high level. He leads the Ducks in scoring this season with 63 points. When he scores his next goal it will be the 15th time in his career he’s reached the 25 goal mark in a season. There are good players in the league that have never even sniffed 25 goals.
The Ducks are in the waning moments of a bitterly disappointing season. Anaheim finished fourth in the Western Conference a year ago and entered the 2011-12 season with high expectation. However with six games left and 12 points out of eight, the Ducks are on the cusp of elimination.
That in itself m...