Anaheim Ducks winger Teemu Selanne fixes sights on getting Vancouver Canucks next match

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Anaheim Ducks winger Teemu Selanne is an old veteran now and at 43 he is on his final tour. He is the fan favourite in the team and one of the most loved ones in entire NHL. At the ripe age of 43 he is no longer in the fighting shape to play in back to back games so he plays one and then sits out the other. On last Friday the Ducks faced the Edmonton Oilers and after that he sat out the match against Vancouver Canucks in which the Ducks decimated them for a 5-1 win.
Selanne said that even before the season had begun he had been talking with the teammates about which match to play and which to sit out. And he had chosen to switch between the games to face both teams.
“We were talking before the season started that in the back-to-backs I can choose one of the two,” Selanne said. “Next week I think I will swap those things and take the Oilers’ game off and then be here. So I’m going to play here next week. This is my favourite city.”
Selanne has quite the record now and he started from the bottom to the top. He added that it was quite a perspective to look back at where he began and where he stood now.
“Yeah, it is humbling actually,” Selanne said. “First of all, it’s an unbelievable feeling. It feels different when you are not in your own barn and people are doing that. I’m very thankful that I’ve been playing so long a time in great cities with great fans and they appreciate it. So it means a lot.”
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