Best 10 NHL moments of the year: Teemu Selanne’s Winnipeg ovation

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Merry Christmas, everyone. Since we can’t buy all our readers an iPad2, we’ve put together a list of the best 10 NHL moments of the past year that we’ll be rolling out on the site all day long.

Teemu Selanne’s Winnipeg ovation

The Finnish Flash only spent four seasons in Winnipeg, but it was clear on Dec. 17 at the MTS Centre that he left an indelible mark on the city. Such a moment seemed unthinkable when the Jets left for Phoenix in 1996. The return of the NHL to Winnipeg has been a much-needed feel-good story during a year in hockey that’s seen its share of tragedies.