Originally written on Puck Drunk Love  |  Last updated 10/18/14

NEWARK, NJ - NOVEMBER 11: Teemu Selanne #8 of the Anaheim Ducks looks on against the New Jersey Devils during their NHL game at the Prudential Center on November 11, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Ducks 3-1. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Breathe easy, hockey fans. Those of you who want to cling to your youth (such as yours truly) have dodged a bullet today. Teemu Selanne, the 42 year old forward who plays like a man half of his age, agreed to one more year with the Anaheim Ducks. According to Lisa Dillman his contract is worth $4.5 million, which is a half-million more than he made last season. Does someone of his age deserve a raise? Well, when you consider that Selanne scored 26 goals and 66 points last season, it's hard to argue against it. He's older, yes. Is this his last season? Chances are good... but he's playing better than most of the forwards in the league ten years younger than he is. I'm not sure if it's training, conditioning, or genetics, but Selanne always strikes me as someone who could continue to play until he's 50 and still contribute to a team. His age isn't a joke and it's not a reference point -- it's a point of wonder. He's been playing for twenty seas...
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