January 12, 2007

Scoring With A Heavy Heart.: After learning that a friend's lung cancer had spread to his brain, Anaheim's Teemu Selanne scores his first hat trick in six years, powered by emotion and his promise to save the puck for his friend if he scored three goals. Said Selanne, "I don't think he has much time to live...life is not fair sometimes."

posted by The_Black_Hand to hockey at 05:31 AM - 10 comments

Makes the hat trick bitter sweet. Glad he was able to do it for his friend though.

posted by scottypup at 08:13 AM on January 12, 2007

Good post, TBH - thanks I personally liked his insight about how when he was younger, he got overly hungry for the hat trick once he had two goals - now he just takes them as they come.

posted by littleLebowski at 09:04 AM on January 12, 2007

This is sad. Good on Teemu for coming through under grief, but may he score hat tricks under better circumstances from here on in.

posted by chicobangs at 10:10 AM on January 12, 2007

I concur. Great post, TBH. And you're right, Teemu...life sucks sometimes. Godspeed to your friend.

posted by willthrill72 at 11:14 AM on January 12, 2007

The odds of surviving once cancer spreads to your brain are long...but so are the odds of scoring a hat trick. May that puck bring Teemu's friend just the kind of long-odds luck he needs right now.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 12:20 PM on January 12, 2007

A class act from a "class act". Thanks for the post, TBH.

posted by Howard_T at 03:26 PM on January 12, 2007

I am not a hockey fan, and couldn't even tellyou where Teemu played before reading the article. But that was inspiring. Good luck to you Teemu and god bless your friend.

posted by Tokens0605 at 06:10 PM on January 12, 2007

Alas, only if Teemu still was with the Avalanche. Very nice tribute though.

posted by Psycho at 06:14 PM on January 12, 2007

Great post, TBH. What a truly dedicated friend Teemu is. I have nothing but great respect for him.

posted by wingnut4life at 09:06 PM on January 12, 2007

Tough story.

posted by LA_Dude at 07:44 PM on January 14, 2007

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