I got a chance to chat with Anaheim’s Teemu Selanne last week about the Ducks video he helped produce to announce his return to Anaheim and the NHL for one final season.
The video, which Selanne starred in and basically directed, was a YouTube sensation.
Filmed at Selanne’s Orange County country club, the shoot took an hour. Selanne plays a retired hockey player who breaks a window off the tee box, gets caught in bunkers, has to search for his ball in the woods and finally plops his ball in the water.
Selanne reacts by throwing his golf bag into the water. After realizing he left his phone in the bag, he jumps in the lake, drags out the bag, dries off the phone, calls GM Bob Murray and says, “Hi, Bob, it’s Teemu. I’m coming back. Yeah, but this is it. This is my final one.”
“I’ve heard great stories about frustrated golfers throwing their bags in a lake and I was like, ‘We’ve got to do that,’ ” Selanne said. “I thought it would be a big hit, but I didn’t think 2 million hits on YouTube.”
Flyers training camp ‘a disaster’
Flyers owner Ed Snider authorized Paul Holmgren’s decision to fire Peter Laviolette three games into the season: “There’s no question in my mind that anybody looking at this from the outside looking in would say that three games is totally unfair. But quite honestly, training camp was a disaster. I’ve been at 47 training camps and I’ve never seen one that I thought was worse. Now that’s not talking about Peter, that’s talking about our players. And it carried right on over to the first three games of the season.”
Martin St. Louis is 37 and 5 feet 7, and he got the captaincy on Tampa Bay over superstar Steven Stamkos.
St. Louis told a season-ticket holder it was unfortunate for Stamkos the criteria for captain was “short and old” and not “goal-scoring machine.”
The Vancouver Canucks have lost 11 in a row to San Jose, which appears to be in midseason form. Canucks center Ryan Kesler doesn’t buy that: “They’re not better than us.”
WILD’S WEEK AHEAD
Monday: at Buffalo, 6:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Tuesday: at Toronto, 6 p.m. (FSN)
Thursday: at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. (FSN)
Saturday: at Florida, 6 p.m. (FSN)
|San Diego||12/12/13 7:25 PM|
|Golden State||6:00 PM|
|LA Clippers||6:00 PM|
|NY Islanders||9:00 PM|
|VU of Lynchburg||6:00 PM|
|UMass Lowell||6:00 PM|
|Long Island||6:30 PM|
|Alcorn State||6:30 PM|
|Thomas (GA)||7:00 PM|
|Western State||8:00 PM|
|(13) Oklahoma State||24|
|(16) Arizona State||14|
|(1) Florida State||45|
|(7) Ohio State||24||FINAL|
|(4) Michigan State||34|
|(21) Fresno State||24|
|Army||12/14/13 2:00 PM|
|Long Island||50||2nd Half 3:30|
|Saint Peters||4:00 PM|
|West Virginia Tech||6:00 PM|
|Seton Hall||7:00 PM|
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