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Teemu Selanne started his career in Winnipeg in 1992 and was there for a mere four seasons (compared with 15 in Anaheim). Nonetheless, he is still as loved and respected by the Manitoban fans as he was when he played in a Jets uniform.
Although Selanne did not score in his final appearance in Winnipeg, he did get a well deserved standing ovation and the first star of the game. Why can't all franchises be that classy?
Selanne's Anaheim teammates were able to give him the 3-2 victory to end their three game road trip on a positive note.
"It was a very special night," said Selanne. "I knew it was going to be my last one here. It was emotional, but i tried to keep my emotions [under control]. Great memories here. It was good to leave with a victory and keep going."
Corey Perry, who had been snakebit in pre-season, finally got his first of the year on a gimme goal from Zach Bogosian. Bogosian fanned on a shot behind the Jets net, sending it...
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Winnipeg Jets fans haven’t forgotten 22-year-old Teemu Selanne, and they reminded him of that Sunday night. In what is likely his last game ever in Winnipeg, the now 43-year-old future Hall of Famer received a standing ovation from the fans who loved him 21 years ago. The “Finnish Flash” was drafted by the team in 1988 and made his professional debut in the fall of 1992. Selanne...
The Anaheim Ducks continue their road trip to start the season tonight in Winnipeg. It will be their only visit to MTS Centre against the Winnipeg Jets this season, and thus the last time Teemu Selanne will play in front of the crowd he began his career with in 1992.
Selanne burst onto the scene in 1992 scoring a rookie-record 76 goals for the Jets. Selanne did not play...
The Winnipeg Jets weren't happy about dropping a 3-2 decision to the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday night, but the MTS Centre crowd was thrilled to fete Teemu Selanne one last time...
And the man who still wears the "Joffa bubble helmet" he did when he broke into the league with Winnipeg during the 92-93 season happened to be named the game's second star: Continue...
Teemu Selanne only spent three and a half seasons in Winnipeg.
That's not many years to play in a city for their team to be considered an icon, an idol, or a franchise player who's number you would undoubetly retire at the end of a career.
For Selanne, an unforgettable 1992-93 season with 76 goals and 132 points were followed by two seasons of injury, lockout, and...
The Anaheim Ducks were blown out in their first game, They then followed that up with some last second heroics and then topped that with an emotional win the next night. Let's just say this start to the Ducks 20th anniversary season has been anything but ordinary.
After back-to-back road wins against Minnesota and Winnipeg, Anaheim improved its overall record to 2-1-0 with...
The Winnipeg Jets were knotted at 2-2 with the Anaheim Ducks late in the third period when Jets defenseman Zach Bogosian made a horrible, horrible play with the puck. There was no pressure on Bogosian and he tried to make a quick pass up ice while the Ducks changed and he whiffed on it. The puck trickled out front of the net, as Bogosian fell trying to stop it, right to Ducks...
Within the NHL there may be no other player as adored in a city as Teemu Selanne is in Winnipeg. Â He is loved and remembered from a time he spent there many years ago. Â The fact that at age 43 he is still playing hockey, and playing it well, is a testament with nothing to do with the city and fans of Winnipeg. Â
For most fans he was a player that should never have left...
In his return the ovation came. For thirty seconds the MTS faithful saluted their former hero from a team years ago as a tribute video played. However the story would not be about Selanne, at least if you care about the nuances and issues that face, or plague, the Winnipeg Jets.
After two period the Jets were behind in shots 25-12 with the Ducks having their way in the offensive zone for the...
The Ducks needed to redeem themselves after an uninspiring 6-1 loss to start the season against Colorado. What a difference a couple days make!
A couple of practices and a new attitude merited positive results in Minnesota, a notoriously difficult building to play in. The 4-3 overtime win was vastly different from Wednesday night's efforts.
It's not always the goale who is responsible for the bad goal of the night.
Zach Bogosian with a terrible turnover and before Ondrej Pavelec could blink, Corey Perry buries the 'thank you' goal.
Few NHL teams get the kind of fan support enjoyed by the Winnipeg Jets. On Sunday however the 15004 fans who will pack the MTS Centre will be there not only to root on their own team to say goodbye to perhaps the most popular athlete in the city's history but one who hasn't worn a Jets uniform in 17 years.
Anaheim Ducks forward Teemu Selanne who set NHL rookie scoring records...
Corey Perry took advantage of a defensive mistake to score the winner in the third period of the Anaheim Ducks' 3-2 victory over the Jets on Sunday night, when Teemu Selanne got a standing ovation in what could be his last visit to Winnipeg.
Jets defensemen Zach Bogosian had raced down the ice to grab a loose puck behind the net, but when he turned to clear it up the ice, he...
Ondrej Pavelec likely wouldn't even consider it. He'll insist he's just doing his job stopping pucks -- many many pucks -- for the Winnipeg Jets.
But if he were so inclined he could certainly build a darn good case for abandonment through the first three games of the young NHL season -- and especially so after Sunday night's 3-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks that left...
Winnipeg fans found plenty to cheer about Sunday night even though the Jets were on the losing end of their game against the Ducks.
Anaheim Teemu Selanne was making what could be his last visit to Winnipeg on Sunday night, when the Ducks won 3-2 and Jets fans voiced their appreciation for the man who began his NHL career with Winnipeg in 1992-93 by setting rookie records of 76 goals...
It was a rough 3rd period for Winnipeg Jets defenceman Zach Bogosian last night against the Anaheim Ducks. With the score tied at 2 apiece, less than 7 minutes to play in the game, the Jets blue liner slipped up…Read more →The post Epic NHL Giveaways appeared first on The Hockey Daily.