Selanne comes through the mill
Last night's game was played in the middle of the night over in Finland, which means it's taken another chug of the news cycle for the Scandinavian press to catch up.
Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat ran this story on Teemu Selanne's Stanley Cup win that came with an English translation that's well worth a read:
Selänne is a popular figure on both sides of the Atlantic. He has occasionally been the subject of criticism at home for off-ice indulgence in fast cars, but his unstinting charity work - in particular on behalf of children's hospital care - has made him a much-appreciated household name, and his success was widely hoped for.It brings a tear to your eye.
The NHL is a lucrative profession, but it is also a very hard employer indeed, and few players come through fifteen years of the mill with all their body parts intact.
Teemu Selänne is no exception.