Monday, April 14, 2014

Teemu Selanne

Yesterday was the last day of the NHL regular season.  The playoffs are just around the corner and I’m excited.  Just looking at the brackets it’s easy to see there are going to be some amazing games.  Even before the playoffs start we are already seeing big changes.  Martin Brodeur received a huge standing ovation in New Jersey Sunday after playing what might be his last game as a Devil; a team that he’s played on for 20 years.  We’ll have to wait till summer until we find out exactly what will happen there.

Then we have Teemu Selanne.  The Anaheim Duck Right Wing announced early this season that this would be his final season of his NHL career.  Now the Ducks are in the playoffs, they’ll be facing the Stars in the first round but Sunday was his last regular season game.  To show their love for Teemu he was named as all three stars in the game.  As he is making a victory lap he sees his former teammate Jean-Sebastien Giguere.  CBS Eye On Hockey has the video below.

Things like this are the reason I love hockey.  Sure it’s fast.  The hits and fights can be entertaining.  When you have players who play with one team for their entire career like Brodeur it just seems special.  When you have players from different teams being celebrated together because they were teammates in the past there is a level of respect that I haven’t seen anywhere else.   I love hockey, I love the playoffs.  I can’t wait to see what happens next.

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