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Teemu Selanne lives for skating on the slippery slope of a goal scorer, where you are praised when the puck is going in and ridiculed when it isn't. There's no in between, especially when a player breaks into the NHL the way the Helsinki, Finland, native did by scoring a rookie record 76 goals for the Winnipeg Jets way back in 1992-93 and had two more 50-plus goal seasons by 1997-98.

But just over three years ago, skeptics were saying "The Finnish Flash" had flickered out after the 2003-04 season, when he scored just 16 goals for the Colorado Avalanche in the regular season and none in 10 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

Today? Well, we see the Finnish version of the Six Million Dollar Man. New knee. New confidence. Renewed passion and the 36-year-old right winger for the Anaheim Ducks is tied for the league lead in goals with 30 -- tied with Martin St. Louis, who is 31, Marian Hossa, who is 27 and Vincent Lecavalier and Dany Heatley, who are both 26.

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