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Have we seen the last of Teemu Selanne in the NHL? As soon as the Anaheim Ducks were booted from the playoffs by the Detroit Red Wings, fans were immediately wondering if Selanne would be returning to play hockey for another year or if he'd call it a career and hang up his skates.
During the team's exit interviews on Tuesday, Selanne's future was a hot topic. When questioned about retirement, Selanne stated that he was going to take time to contemplate his future, as reported by the LA Times. In the past, Anaheim has allowed Selanne to determine his future and it's believed that will again be the case this summer.
Barring a surprise by GM Bob Murray, Selanne's future is completely up to him. If he wants to play again the Ducks will likely accommodate him. This sense of respect is one that Selanne acknowledges and appreciates. Coach Bruce Boudreau admitted that he has no say in the situation, but that he "loves" him. Who doesn't?
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Two days after Detroit abruptly ended Anaheim's season, the Ducks were still in disbelief.
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The season started so well for the Anaheim Ducks, but the party is over.
On Sunday night the Ducks were eliminated by the Detroit Red Wings in game seven by a score of 3-2. Adios first round. Adios potential match up with the Los Angeles Kings. Now the Ducks will begin their off season.
“It’s very disappointing," said Teemu Selanne. "We had two chances...