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Selanne rips effort after loss

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08:25 AM ET 04.18 | Teemu Selanne flashed some of his magic Sunday, scoring twice in a 30-second span, then put his teammates in the spotlight. The output almost single-handedly brought the Ducks back and tied the game at 2-2 entering the third period. But the Ducks could not complete the comeback, as Nashville gained a 2-1 series edge and Selanne was visibly angry with his team's performance in the locker room after the game. "Well, something a little bright thing," he said of the Ducks' brief comeback, "but we have no reason to lose this [expletive] game. No business. They wanted it more, they won the battles. We're lucky even to be in the game. Very disappointed." ... "I hope everybody's going to be [teed] off and [expletive] learn something about this." Selanne had a hard time finding any solace in his personal accomplishments. "Don't care at all," he said.

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April 18, 2011  08:42 AM ET

Next to Cory Clouston this is my second favourite picture. The giant robotic Phil Mickelson with exploding flatulence.

April 18, 2011  08:48 AM ET

Gotta love Teemu. He scores two goals and losing ticks him off so much he doesn't care about his own accomplishments. Now who do we know here who would sing the praise of the goal scorer ad nauseum and ignore the team's consistent failures? I have a couple of names on the tip of my tongue.....

April 18, 2011  08:59 AM ET

Good on him. Ducks didn't come to play last night, he's right. Slow start, then got comfortable after tying the game rather than building from the momentum. Not having Bobby Ryan seemed to have given them an excuse to not fire on all cylinders. They'd better get over that feeling for the next game or get used to being behind in the series.

The Getzlaf/Fisher fight last night turned it around (temporarily at least). Exact proof of the effect fighting has on the game and how it can change the complexion of a game. Funny how we hear about all the instances that prove fighting needs to be banned, but an opportunity comes up to justify the fighting and its ignored like a Green Party candidate. Argh.

April 18, 2011  09:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Gotta love Teemu. He scores two goals and losing ticks him off so much he doesn't care about his own accomplishments. Now who do we know here who would sing the praise of the goal scorer ad nauseum and ignore the team's consistent failures? I have a couple of names on the tip of my tongue.....

LMFAO - Goodness, whomever do you mean?

April 18, 2011  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Gotta love Teemu. He scores two goals and losing ticks him off so much he doesn't care about his own accomplishments.

obviously Teemu is pulling weight, where is everyone else, besides Ryan?

April 18, 2011  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Good on him. Ducks didn't come to play last night, he's right. Slow start, then got comfortable after tying the game rather than building from the momentum. Not having Bobby Ryan seemed to have given them an excuse to not fire on all cylinders. They'd better get over that feeling for the next game or get used to being behind in the series.The Getzlaf/Fisher fight last night turned it around (temporarily at least). Exact proof of the effect fighting has on the game and how it can change the complexion of a game. Funny how we hear about all the instances that prove fighting needs to be banned, but an opportunity comes up to justify the fighting and its ignored like a Green Party candidate. Argh.

the Duck didn't show up for 60 minutes... pretty simple.
and agree and the fighting

April 18, 2011  09:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

LMFAO - Goodness, whomever do you mean?

Didn't we just discuss this? Gosh, maybe if I slept on it for a short while....

April 18, 2011  09:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Gotta love Teemu. He scores two goals and losing ticks him off so much he doesn't care about his own accomplishments.

Good to see he still has the spark. When desire is gone, it's time to quit. He ain't ready to quit.

April 18, 2011  10:50 AM ET

The Ducks as a whole are playing crappy. Selanne though is playing great.

I like both the Preds and Ducks, I wish they weren't playing each other and could both move on.

April 18, 2011  10:50 AM ET

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April 18, 2011  11:35 AM ET

Love that they call it a Sleannne fight but the Brookbank beat-down is the real story there.

April 18, 2011  11:36 AM ET

Whatever...go Preds, go Trotz, go Fisher. Stop wasting your time on the stupid Ducks and pay attention to the team with marginal talent that plays great team hockey. Go Preds.

April 18, 2011  11:50 AM ET
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Good to see he still has the spark. When desire is gone, it's time to quit. He ain't ready to quit.

He wants one more year so he can finish up in Winnipeg where it started for him ;-)

April 18, 2011  11:59 AM ET
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Whatever...go Preds, go Trotz, go Fisher. Stop wasting your time on the stupid Ducks and pay attention to the team with marginal talent that plays great team hockey. Go Preds.

I can't see myself EVER cheering for the Preds - or any teams in cities that don't support them. If Nashville hadn't made the playoffs the last 3-4 years, we'd be talking about them moving (again) as much as we talk about Phoenix or Atlanta. They show almost as many shots of Underwood as they do of hockey when Preds games are on - as pleasant as she is on the eyes, I'll watch Country Music Television if I want to see her.

Barry Trotz should have shares in that team for what he has done for them. I respect the **** out of that. But to reward non-fans with a playoff run they don't deserve? No thanks, I'll stick to cheering for Predator one-and-dones.

April 18, 2011  12:07 PM ET

I could go for some roast duck

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April 18, 2011  12:36 PM ET
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I remember when the Pens picked up Mike Comrie in the offseason, they would show Hillary Duff at the games. Who cares about Hillary Duff anymore?

Is this your new home, MMT???


lol

 
April 18, 2011  12:43 PM ET
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I can't see myself EVER cheering for the Preds - or any teams in cities that don't support them.

I think if you ever went to a game in Nashville, you'd see they've got the city's support. Yeah, it's a Southern city, with more than its fair share of the entertainment industry types. But Preds fans are pretty die-hard and there are more and more of them every season. Do you really think putting a hockey team in Nashville would lead to instant success? It's taken years, but it's working.

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