Wednesday, 4 September 2013

And Now, in Hockey News


I've mentioned before that my favourite former Winnipeg Jet is the Finnish Flash, Teemu Selänne. As of the 2012-13 season, he has played in the NHL for an incredible 20 years (the last 14 with the Anaheim Ducks). He is now 43 years old, an advanced age for a professional hockey player. Retirement is on his mind, of course. But Teemu appears to be having the longest farewell tour since Cher. He swears that every season will be his last but then the next year, there he is on the ice again! And now he's returning for the upcoming 2013-14 season (his 21st). How did he come to that decision?



36 comments:

DEZMOND said...

well he could have at least taken off his shirt before diving into that lake.....

jaz@octoberfarm said...

hey teemu...don't quit your day job!

Miss Val's Creations said...

LOL! I love this clip!!! Now his decision makes sense.

Ken said...

Holy Crap! I need that phone! :)

mxtodis123 said...

Great clip. I had you down for the word but I so you already got one.

Cheryl said...

Funny video. I hope he is a better hockey player than golfer.

Jenn said...

Now it all makes sense :)

The Spooky Whisk said...

I've never seen a game, but I hear that it's great fun to watch.

Jeanne said...

I admire Teemu for his longevity in the sport. He is a great player. But I sometimes think that sports players should quit while they are ahead and not play until they become "has-beens".

Linda Wildenstein said...

21st season? wow he's holding on and he should

GranTurismo Driver said...

Nice post, great blog, following :)

Birdie said...

Good for him! A lot of the veteran hockey players are just as amazing as they have ever been.

Leeanna Henderson said...

Yeppers, an insane game of golf will bring you back every time. ahahahahahahahaaa!!

Melanie said...

!!!!!! One more reason to be excited for fall...HOCKEY STARTS! Glad your dude is coming back...mine have all retired. Time to find someone new...

Willow said...

Hee Hee ~ glad he is coming back !

mrsduncanmahogany said...

This is hilarious! Not long now and they all shall be skating around....

turquoisemoon said...

Funny...hahaha!!! Don't know anything about hockey or players, but glad for all he's coming back.

Adam said...

I wish I kept up with hockey

Dawna said...

Lol.. that's funny.. :)

Elsie Amata said...

He plays golf the same way I do!!

Fundy Blue said...

Hysterical, Debra! We have our own great and older Peyton Manning coming back again too. Broncos fans would love Peyton to last as long as Teemu! Here's to a great season of hockey and football!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Bahahaha...that was great! Ah...hockey is a cooler sport, anyway.

Riot Kitty said...

That's awesome that he is still playing. I must use the expression "Finnish Flash" soon.

DWei said...

Money must have been a big motivator if you ask me.

A Beer For The Shower said...

Hey, if he can still keep going then power to him. Just don't turn into a Brett Favre, Teemu.

Also, that video only furthers my belief that hockey is awesome and golf is just awful.

heartinhand said...

We have similar golfing styles, Teemu and I.

Francie M said...

ha ha. What a great day to check up on everybody. Too funny, Debra!

Magic Love Crow said...

LOL! Excellent! I would have like to seen some skin when he jumped in the water! LOL! ;o)

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Why are all Canadian hockey players so darn cute and charming?

xoRobyn

greekwitch said...

You know if you need any help with that apple crisp i can always hewlp!
...I'm considerate that way!

Lois said...

Holy Crapper! You left me a comment before I knew I had published! lol. Lovely crisp mornings here this week, I love it. Take care!!!! Lois

Dexter Klemperer said...

That's actually a classic old golf joke, and everyone who tells it swears he/she actually knew the person who did it. I guess I can honestly say I've seen it now!

Jim said...

LOL! Makes sense to me!

Introverted Art said...

well I shouldn't be one to say anything, my knowledge of sports are about as good as my skills.

Android Gaming said...

Hah he's so old. Go stars :D

JACKIESUE said...

I think of you when I read as I have your oilers book mark in my book..