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One of our favorite players has returned to SoCal. Today, Teemu Selanne signed a bargain 1-year $1 million contract to reignite the "Flying V" for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. The OC was apparently Selanne's first choice all along."I knew exactly what kind of hockey the Ducks are going to play," Selanne said. "We know the new rules are going to be a good fit for me also. I know my family is going to be very happy in Anaheim, that's a big thing, too. I'm just very happy to get this deal done."
Wow, a player who really really wants to be a Duck. Well, we're glad Teemu has great memories of SoCal, because we have great memories of Teemu. It's a shame Paul Kariya has gone to Nashville, because we'd love to see what was once one of the best 1-2 punches in hockey reborn.
With the Ducks promising a high-flying offense, and the new rules favoring speed and scoring, Selanne should be a good fit in Anaheim. The only question mark is his knees, which hampered him in Colorado. But after having surgery, and having a whole year to recover, we like the odds of Teemu showing enough flashes of his old self to rock the Pond.