Anaheim Ducks: Why Teemu Selanne Can Still Kick Butt at Age 40

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Anaheim Ducks: Why Teemu Selanne Can Still Kick Butt at Age 40
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In all honesty, once a player starts to teeter into his late 30's, and even celebrates the dreaded 40th birthday, no one expects him to contribute much anymore. But of the five players over 40, still playing in the league today, Teemu Selanne is one who absolutely does not act his age.

Aside from the logistics of formal identification listing his age as the big 40, there are no other indicators that this is true, and in fact he has enjoyed proving people wrong time and again this year.

So after an illustrious 19-year career in the NHL, let’s take a closer look at why Selanne should keep playing just one more year, and why, even at age 40, he still manages to kick some butt.

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