View Full Version : Teemu Forever & The Dearth of Finnish Superstars

Coach Pharling
06-20-2012, 07:31
Back in May, the Anaheim Ducks were aggressive and re-signed their second line center Saku Koivu. The 16-year veteran signed his third pact in four seasons with the Ducks mainly because they wanted him. A former captain of the historic Montreal Canadiens, Koivu certainly boasts loyalty as one of his finer characteristics. The Ducks have been good to him, and he in turn returned the favor.

One can’t help but think that Koivu’s signing was added motivation to further recruit longtime friend and linemate Teemu Selanne back to Southern California. Anaheim still carries a very talented core with the ‘Big Three’ of Bobby Ryan, Corey Perry, and Ryan Getzlaf, supplemented by veterans like Koivu and up-and-comers like Devante Smith-Pelly, Kyle Palmieri, and Nick Bonino.

Read more here: http://thehockeywriters.com/overtime/teemu-forever-the-dearth-finnish-superstars/

Coach Selly
06-21-2012, 09:36
I think that even without the Ducks re-signing Koivu, Teemu would have played this season. With the year he had in 2011-12 and how much fun it seemed to be, he just couldn't retire yet.