Teemu Selanne is without question one of the greatest of all time. His hall-of-fame career has been decorated with accomplishments, class and dedication to his community and city. Perhaps no other player has been so loved by, and so thrived in his respective hockey market. As the fans in Orange County will tell you;
Teemu plays better in a Ducks' jersey.
Seeing such a player's career come to a close is a painful thing, and whether Selanne plays longer or hangs up his skates this July, it's apparent to everyone that the end is closer then it has ever been.
Predicting exactly what Selanne decides to do is tough as he's contemplated retirement every year since the Ducks won the Stanley Cup in 2007. He turns 42 this year though, and perhaps the only factor keeping the option of playing another year open is his continued offensive production.
Not only did he produce, he led the team in scoring with 66 points and was by far the most consistent Anaheim forward throughout the year. If he does retire, it certainly won't be because he can't play the game anymore.
So why would he retire aside from his age? Here are a few factors that could play a huge part in his decision.