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Teemu Selanne Watch: Decision This Week

Teemu Selanne?s decision to play one more season or retire will be known very soon according to the man himself.

The 43-year-old future Hall of Famer tells Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register (subscription required), ?By next week, I know what I?m going to do.?

The catch for him returning? He?s going to want top minutes and a chance to show their crew of young wingers he?s still got it. From Stephens:

?My point is, if they?re better than I am, I am expecting and accepting a smaller role,? Selanne said. ?But if I?m better, I need to play more. I need to play top minutes. That?s what I?m looking for.

?That?s fair for everybody. To be honest, I?ve been playing a big role. I don?t know if I?m ready to play 10-12 minutes a game. And that?s what I want to make sure. If I play well, I get what I deserve.

?Sometimes it?s not like that. So I want to make sure I?m treated the way I deserve.?

Source: Joe Yerdon, NBC Sport Pro Hockey Talk


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