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Teemu Selanne Watch: Decision This Week

Teemu Selannes 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 Im going to do.

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

My point is, if theyre better than I am, I am expecting and accepting a smaller role, Selanne said. But if Im better, I need to play more. I need to play top minutes. Thats what Im looking for.

Thats fair for everybody. To be honest, Ive been playing a big role. I dont know if Im ready to play 10-12 minutes a game. And thats what I want to make sure. If I play well, I get what I deserve.

Sometimes its not like that. So I want to make sure Im treated the way I deserve.

Source: Joe Yerdon, NBC Sport Pro Hockey Talk


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