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Captain Teemu Selanne: Don't sleep on Finland at Olympics - USA TODAY

Captain Teemu Selanne: Don't sleep on Finland at Olympics - USA TODAY | Finland | Scoop.it

With prognosticators seeming to be favoring a Russia-Canada Olympic hockey final, Anaheim Ducks star Teemu Selanne figures he might as well go with the flow.

"Hopefully I can get some tickets to that game," he said with a laugh.

Then he got serious and pointed out that Olympics are always rife with upsets and hopes his Finnish team can be part of that equation.


"If somebody takes us lightly, they're going to be in trouble."

Finland has been doing that frequently in the Olympics. Since the NHL started sending its players in 1998, Finland has won three medals — bronze in 1998, silver in 2006 and bronze in 2010 — more than any country.

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Teemu Selanne: Anaheim Duck Is One of the NHL's Last True Treasures - Bleacher Report

Teemu Selanne: Anaheim Duck Is One of the NHL's Last True Treasures - Bleacher Report | Finland | Scoop.it
At 42 years old, the man who was nicknamed the "Finnish Flash" is still better than the vast majority of players half his age.

 

When the Anaheim Ducks inked Selanne to another one year deal they were ensuring the NHL would not lose one of its greatest remaining treasures.

After Detroit Red Wing Nicklas Lidstrom retired this summer, Selanne remains one of the last true generational talents left in the NHL ...

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Helsinki, Winnipeg trips on Ducks’ schedule - Ducks blog

Helsinki, Winnipeg trips on Ducks’ schedule - Ducks blog | Finland | Scoop.it
Here’s a message for Teemu Selanne. The ball — or rather the puck — is in your corner now.
Ol’ No. 8 hasn’t made a decision yet on his playing future but one is expected within the next couple of weeks. However, we see absolutely no reason for Selanne to hang up his skates yet except for that small thing of spending more time with wife, Sirpa, and their four children...
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Teemu Selanne and the 11 Best Finnish Born NHL Players in History - Bleacher Report

Teemu Selanne and the 11 Best Finnish Born NHL Players in History - Bleacher Report | Finland | Scoop.it
It may not have a huge population in the NHL, but the Scandinavian nation of Finland has produced some of the greatest talent ever to grace the ice.

Finnish players are characterized by more than just the excessive number of vowels in their names; their smooth style of passing, speed, excellent stick-handling and high hockey I.Q. have made them into some of the greatest scorers in the game's history.

Here is a list of 11 of the greatest players in history to come from Finland.
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Selänne - movie trailer

www.facebook.com/leffat Selänne is a documentary about Teemu Selänne—the best Finnish ice hockey player of all time. 

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A Tribute to the Finnish Flash

Tribute to one of the classiest players in the NHL. Teemu Selanne aka "The Finnish Flash".
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Team Moo is Flashy name

Team Moo is Flashy name | Finland | Scoop.it
Unusual moniker could help bring back popular ex-Jet...

Teemu Selanne, currently with the Anaheim Ducks, began his NHL career with the Winnipeg Jets. Wouldn't it be great if the Finnish Flash inked a contract with the city's new team. Selanne is seen in a March 23,2010 file shot prior to a game against the Calgary Flames at the Pengrowth Saddledome in Calgary.
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Ducks' fans plea: Teemu, please, just one more year

Ducks' fans plea: Teemu, please, just one more year | Finland | Scoop.it
Sports: Ducks' fans plea: Teemu, please, just one more year (Long live the Finnish Flash.http://www.ocregister.com/sports/-300198--.html...)...
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