It’s the most tantalizing of prospects -- Teemu Selanne comes to Winnipeg this week to play for the Manitoba Moose on a conditioning assignment as the former Winnipeg Jet, former NHL rookie of the year and current Anaheim Ducks winger finishes up his rehab from a broken hand.
The Ducks have been sending the Moose players this season, Moose GM Craig Heisinger and Ducks head coach Randy Carlyle are great friends and that exact rumour is all the rage in several internet chat rooms in town -- including the one operated by the Moose.
Alas, it’s also completely false. Extremely false. Unbelievably false.
Just listen to Heisinger’s response when I put the question directly to him this morning.
"Don’t ask me such a stupid question. That’s just stupid," Heisinger said. "At some point, people have to think before they ask such a stupid question. It’s stupid. Stupid."
So that’s a maybe then? "No. That’s stupid. Teemu Selanne? That’s just stupid."