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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Those golf clubs that Teemu Selanne famously chucked into the pond of an Orange County golf course last year? He's going to need new ones.
Selanne took the ice with just over a minute left in Friday night's loss to the Kings in the Western Conference semifinals and immediately everyone in the stands rose to their feet. Kings fans, Ducks fans and the players on each bench watched intently, some with tears in their eyes and all with reverence, as a legend skated his last final shift in the National Hockey League.
Following the final buzzer, he embraced goaltender Jonas Hiller. No one dared leave the ice.
The crowd roared as he skated a final lap. This one was not a victory lap, not like in 2007 when he hoisted the Anaheim Ducks' first-ever Stanley Cup. The finality was evident.
It was evident in the way that nearly every Los Angeles player whispered something to him in the handshake line, hanging on just a little longer. It was evident in the way they re...
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Anaheim Ducks forward Teemu Selanne was mic’d up during the handshake line following his final NHL game against the Los Angeles Kings. We are hoping that Milan Lucic sees this one. Congrats to Teemu on being a class act and having one heck of a NHL career. [NHL] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Anaheim Ducks forward Teemu Selanne is one of the few legends from the 1990s still playing hockey and on Friday night, his career came to a close. The Ducks lost to the LA Kings and Selanne’s fate was sealed. In a classy move, the Kings players stayed on the ice and saluted Selanne as he […] The post Teemu Selanne Saluted By Kings At End Of Game appeared first on Diehardsport.
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Teemu Selanne doesn't want Game 7 to be his last game. So he's not treating it as anything other than that.
There will be no ceremonies, video tributes, no extra family or friends in the stands and no Paul Kariya - he said just getting his former teammate here for his final regular season game was a miracle - because this game isn't about winning for...
After the Anaheim Ducks Game 7 loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Friday in the Western Conference Semifinals, it was time to say goodbye to one of hockey’s all time greats. Teemu Selanne was drafted 10th overall in the 1988 NHL Draft by the Winnipeg Jets, and entered the league in the 1992-93 season. Selanne wasted no time making his mark as he edged his way into history. Selanne...
I like to write a career retrospective whenever a player I consider a future Hall of Famer retires. Here was the post I made when I first considered Selanne a Hall of Famer. Teemu Selanne has played his final NHL game as his Anaheim Ducks were eliminated from the playoffs by the Los Angeles Kings on Friday. Therefore here is my Teemu Selanne career retrospective.
Teemu Selanne took one last spin around the rink Friday night after the Anaheim vs. Los Angeles game and received a warm stick salute from both teams. The crowd even chanted “Let’s go Teemu” in the final minutes of the game.
Following the game, Selanne confirmed he still plans on retiring come summer:
“I’ve been flirting with this decision for a long time, but the...
Listen as Teemu Selanne goes through the handshake line for the final time. Several Kings congratulated Selanne, commenting on how it was an honor to play against him over the years.
((HT: NHL))Teemu Selanne can still play hockey- just not to the ridiculous level that we have seen over the last two decades and to the level he thinks he should be playing at to be a productive member of professional hockey in North America.So, after 21 seasons and obscene offensive numbers, he's hanging it up in the NHL. Whenever the Ducks lost their last game would be his...
The Kings ended the Ducks' season last night, and with it - Teemu Selanne's career. Here's the post-game handshake line followed by the fans and players saluting the all time great.Applause.Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home
Anaheim Ducks forward Teemu Selanne was mic’d up for Game 7 and the handshake line. Such a classy guy and the Finnish Flash is definitely going to be missed. [YouTube]
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Last night’s 6-2 victory by the Los Angeles Kings over the Anaheim Ducks in Game 7 of their Western Conference semifinal series did not just mean the end of the 2013-14 Ducks’ season. It was the end of an era.With the Ducks eliminated from postseason play, Teemu Selanne’s NHL career was over.
Fans, players and coaches alike stuck around after the post-game handshake to bid...
The NHL camera followed Teemu Selanne through the handshake line last night...
If your eyes are still dry after watching, let me know.
After the handshake line was complete, what did the LA Kings do?
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After 21 seasons Teemu Selanne will retire with a legacy as one of the great ambassadors of hockey of all time. Nicknamed “The Finnish Flash” he certainly played well for his home country of Finland. Selanne played in five World Championships, where he won a silver and bronze medal; in three Canada Cup/World of Hockey tournaments...
Syttende Mai! Congratulations, Norwegians, for understanding that!
Anaheim was eliminated, Teemu Selanne has played his last game, and everyone was respectful to the Finnish dynamo.
Speaking of old athletes. Julio Franco!
The Bruins are the opposite of the Los Angeles Kings, in that the lost, and then were super unclassy about it.
Stabaek 3, Rosenborg...
Last night was the end of the second round as the battle for California came to an end in Game Seven between the Los Angeles Kings and the Anaheim Ducks. For those that either were not up or had gone out. The Kings defeated the Ducks in Anaheim to eliminate the Ducks and see the end of Teemu Selanne’s Hall of Fame career.
So how did we do on our Second Round Predictions? ...