Selanne should Duck out, join a contender
As much as GM Bob Murray has insisted Selanne won’t be dealt, it’s going to be up to the veteran whether he stays or goes.
League sources say as many as four teams — the Rangers, Sharks, Bruins and Wings — have all made inquiries into Selanne’s availability with the trade deadline just over a month away on Feb. 27. All are watching to see if Murray decides to make a move with his club mired near the bottom of the Western Conference.
While the Wings have plenty of experience, the Rangers, Sharks and Bruins wouldn’t mind a veteran presence. Selanne can play, contribute scoring — 15 goals, 44 points in 45 games heading into Saturday’s action — and he’d be in a similar role to the one Mark Recchi filled in Boston’s championship run last spring.
Sources say the ball is in Selanne’s court. He won’t be moved unless he gives Murray permission.
He hasn’t yet, but his attitude may change before the deadline. Besides the weather, why would he stay in Anaheim?
Selanne has a chance to do the right thing for the organization and allow them to get some assets. Keep an eye on this situation.