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Selanne and Niedermayer Speak to Media

Thursday, 10.11.2007 / 1:56 AM / News
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Selanne and Niedermayer Speak to Media
Scott Niedermayer and Teemu Selanne each spoke to the media during the first intermission of the Ducks' home opener against the Boston Bruins. Both players were part of the ceremony prior to the game honoring the Stanley Cup champions.

Scott Niedermayer 

(On the indecision about his retirement)
I can’t really expand on any answers I’ve given really over the last five or six weeks, nothing has really changed, it’s just that now at this point when I do make the decision you know finalize it, that’s really the next step. I don’t think I can really get into each day, each second of how I’m feeling or what I’m thinking. 

(On what it feels like having to watch games) Well when things aren’t going well, it’s not fun, you’d rather be out there trying to help. I’m not saying that would make a big difference but at least you’re out there with your teammates trying to help that would feel better than sitting on the couch watching that’s for sure. It is a tough situation, especially with the way the year started for the team, that big road trip coming over the Stanley Cup win, it’s a huge challenge.

(On if he has skated yet) I haven’t. 

(On when he may make his decision) I have a little bit of an idea in my mind, but I probably won’t share that.

(On missing being out there) Yeah, of course. It’s, you have a lot of fun, obviously there’s a lot of pressure at different times things like that, but in between a lot of that we have a lot of fun. Whether its in practice, on a plane ride, going out for dinner or in the middle of a game, it’s been my life for a long time, you definitely miss those things.

(On the big ovation) Well, it was pretty convincing I guess. It was. I didn’t really know what to expect. I thought I could hear sort of all different things. That’s why I said earlier, I was glad I was standing beside Teemu because we are sort of in different spots. He’s been here for a long time, been a big part of this organization for a long time, obviously the fans love him. I haven’t been here nearly as long but it was nice, very nice to hear, definitely take that under consideration for sure.

(On what Teemu said to him during ceremony) I can’t really remember, you know probably just small talk, whatever. Obviously, a lot going on. The trophy’s up there, the banner’s getting ready to go up.

(On what he’s been doing) I manage to keep pretty busy. I guess if anyone gets free that’s not hard. You know its been nice. The summer back in Canada was hectic, especially with obviously the word got out that I was considering my career, if I was going to continue it or not, a lot of advice from friends, family and people that I know, so it was pretty hectic up there. Coming back down here for the last five or six weeks has been really good, you know very relaxing.

(On what will decision be based on) What will it finally be decided on? I really can’t say because I think there obviously will be one or two things that stand out to make the final decision. I don’t think there is any more advice I can get. There’s probably no more things I can certainly consider, I think I’ve done that. Again, the team has been probably too understanding in allowing me this extra time. Like I said before, I don’t, this has taken too far already I guess, but you know the less time when this finally does come to a conclusion it’s better for everybody.

(On if the decision will ever be clear cut) I don’t think it will ever be like that. Some people say that it might one day you might sort of have an answer, just sort of come to you and know that that’s the right answer. But I think with just the situation I’m in, at this point in my career, with everything that’s gone on, I don’t know if I can maybe see that happening, but it might.


Teemu Selanne

(On the ovation during the ceremony) It was awesome. It was emotional too. After last year, it was so special for all of us.

(On his decision) I just try to listen to myself, if I want to come back. It has to come from inside if you really want to play.

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