Teemu Selanne has been blogging sporadically for MTV3.fi, the website for a Finnish television channel. The last time we brought you one of his blog posts here on Ducks Daily Blog, he had some heavy criticism for Gary Bettman and the league owners.
His most recent post from October 12th is a little more mundane, however. We’ve included a Google Translation of his blog post (it is posted on MTV3′s site in his native tongue), but these automated web translations always do a poor job so it is often difficult to figure out just what exactly Selanne’s trying to get across.
As far as we can tell, here’s Selanne’s take on, among other things, having some extra free time during the lockout, why it is a good decision for players to sign contracts in Europe despite criticism, why he would be playing overseas for Jokerit right now if it wasn’t for age and family commitments, and HBO’s 24/7.
Again, fair warning: This is a horrible translation. Original post can be found here.
Two sides of the lockout
Published on 10/12/2012
Hi again, and greetings from the middle of a lockout!
Well … Today it begins again, the new NHL season-high expectations. The season’s first game day in front: aamujää, game-day lunch, a nap and hall … Oh yeah … Now it is a lockout. Therefore, having re-write it.
I’ll wake the boys, breakfast, and bring them to school. I Polje exercise bike for 45 minutes, I leave the hall and tense, is today the norm 12 to 14 guys on the ice, or whether part of the left in Europe, or golfing, or invent something better to do on a sunny day. There are only six guys on the ice, and then usually goes to work out a time for play. Good workout requires at least 10 guys and two molaria. So far, there has also been good training sessions, and over several days, is the motivation was not normal, but there are days when non-response to each other, that’s what we are here to rotate.
Many players complain about how individuals head dull days have been, I again I have spent busier than during the period, and if you really honest I’m so yes I’ve enjoyed this freedom of each and every day! Although the game is still desires, so that it’ve got to be at home with the family and to participate normally in the days routines, track boys hockey pursuits a little more closely, take Veera tennis, horse riding, etc., and to be present, but otherwise,’s been quite a luxury!
NHL and pelaajayhdistys have not reached anywhere near the settlement, negotiations have been held every now and then. Yes there is a job, but not an easy place to have brought each. I’m a bit worried that the NHL thinks that a couple of the missed paycheck after we give up. So I mean not going to happen, the players are at this time “to stick together” – an association which the player is well aware of the situation.
That which now is lost, never to recover. It’s not about black or gas in the future, but specifically, the players who will be 20 years to get to this league. Here, and especially in Canada, many hockey experts have wondered loudly and criticized the players, who immediately went to Europe. They think that all players should stay on the “battlefield” and support this process. Ymmarettävä idea, but each of my very own decision. I think it’s great that so many players have gone to Europe, I would have left immediately itekin Jokereihin if I were young and without family. Especially in the North American players, it is certainly huikee experience, normally it would be completely impossible.
Also euroopalaisille players, teams and fans this is another great opportunity to see “my boys” kasvattajajoukkueissaan and see the part of the NHL’s best players in their own hometowns. Especially for young emerging players is a good place to start to play, pelaamattomuus never are good. The good thing is always another side to the coin, the NHL players’ input Europpaan also means that one of your club the player to lose the game on the period and after all, there always exists the risk of injury. Although insurance korvaakin any sick pay, so to lose a game, it does not replace the seats. Let’s hope that a lockout would little by little package, and things started. I am guessing that the league will start in late November, sometime after Thanksgiving.
Why? I mean when it’s time to start to describe HBO’s legendary appreciated hockey series 24/7, TV program, which is monitored by two per team on New Year’s Day Winter Classic. This year, the teams are two of the legendary “original six” organizations: the Detroit and Toronto. HBO’s 24/7 has become such a popular program that I do not think that the NHL can not leave it undone. Through the NHL and hockey’s popularity has taken a soaring leap forward!
Thus, this time, better lockout news while waiting, so long!
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