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Teemu Selanne returns for another season: Thursday afternoon notes

Finn vs. Finn.
Finn vs. Finn.

Perhaps the most likable opponent in the NHL will return to Bridgestone Arena next season, as our afternoon hockey notes include word that 72-year-old Teemu Selanne will suit for the Anaheim Ducks one more time (and probably lead them in scoring again, too).

Nashville Predators News

Kostitsyn arbitration date set - Predators Insider
Get ready to take the day off of work on August 2nd.

Shea Weber - The Most Important Domino - Predlines
Dan speculates about what a Shea Weber trade might mean for Nashville's reputation within the league.

Zach Budish Finds Averman From The "Mighty Ducks" Movies - SB Nation Minnesota
While in Chicago to promote the upcoming Hockey City Classic, the Preds prospect caught up with an actor from those famous films.

Also, the Preds present the tryouts for the 2012-2013 class of Ice Girls, held earlier this month. Will the high standards of catfish-scooping be maintained by the newbies?

And by the way, do I recognize one of the Lady Preds in there? Dang, and I was hoping I would be the first Ice Girl/hockey blogger in Nashville!

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Selanne Signs One-Year Contract with Ducks - Anaheim Ducks
Lucky bastards.

(Fake) Dan Ellis Wants a Job - Battle of California
Megalodon, as always, brings the funny.

The strange case of Alexander Semin | Red Light
How do you arrive at a reasonable number for a guy who is unquestionably talented, but reviled by so many?

Rec Hockey Tips: Passing, gaps, strategy and more | Backhand Shelf
Handy advice from Justin Bourne for you fellow beer-leaguers.