Teemu Selanne waved to the crowd of 16,392 after a 7-2 victory over Edmonton at the Honda Center on Sunday, but it might not have been goodbye.
The Ducks’ season ended short of the playoffs in a year some thought they could contend for the Stanley Cup. Now begins the wait to see whether Selanne or defenseman Scott Niedermayer will retire.
“I have a big decision to make,” said Selanne, who scored the 606th goal of his career and heard chants of “one more year” from the crowd.
“It’s both sides. I would like to be more with the family and do things you don’t get to do. Same hand, you only have one career. So far I’ve been thinking I’ll keep playing as long as I’m enjoying this game.”
He began this season expecting it to be his last, but that feeling has shifted.
“Even two months ago, with the injuries, I thought the hockey gods were telling me,