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  • Got a question on rule clarification, comments on rule enforcements or some memorable NHL stories? Kerry wants to answer your emails at cmonref@tsn. Melvin Ingram Jersey .ca. Hi Kerry,Love the column and of course the hair! We here in Orange County obviously have a great admiration for Teemu Selanne and have been fortunate to see him play for the last many years and win a championship. With his impending retirement, do you have any good or funny stories you can share with the fans? We know the kind of player he is and what a nice guy he is off the ice, but few of us know what kind of person he is on the ice. Thanks for doing this column, always a great read. Chris from Laguna Niguel Chris:I can tell you first hand that Teemu Selanne is as nice a guy on the ice as he is off of it. While we didnt always agree (as you might expect) I never heard a curse word or disrespectful comment come out of the mouth of the "Finnish Flash"; either directed at me or anyone else. From the very first game that I saw Teemu as a rookie with the Winnipeg Jets, I knew this guy was a very special talent. The rest of the hockey world would quickly recognize just how skilled Teemu was while on his way to scoring 76 goals and winning the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year in the 1992-93 season. (Teemus record remains intact for most goals for a rookie in the NHL.) Teemu always seemed to exude a "boyish" smile when he was on the ice; a signal to me as how much he loved to play the game. I also witnessed acts of kindness that he demonstrated off the ice to arena and parking attendants in the Honda Centre and other NHL cities. An off-ice official of the Calgary Flames once shared with me that Selanne was such a friendly and classy superstar that he could make people around him feel better about themselves; even in their relative insignificance!  As nice a guy as Teemu is, I also saw a fierce competitiveness and desire to win. Like all champions he hated losing; but unlike some, Teemu did so with class and grace. The worst I ever got from him at the end of a close loss (when he thought I was less than perfect in my performance) was a saddened look of disappointment and perhaps a slight shake of his head as he exited the ice. If the game was on the line Selanne wanted the puck on his stick. He had pull-away speed and a rifle of a shot that made him a game changer. Teemu always made players around him better because he could finish the play. We recently witnessed Selannes deep national pride as captain of the Finnish Olympic team in Sochi. The 43-year-old played with speed, youthful energy and determination in leading his team to a bronze medal for his home country. I first encountered that Finnish pride in the 1996 World Cup of Hockey, an NHL-sponsored event as a prelude to the 98 Olympics in Nagano, Japan. I worked a game in Helsinki (Sweden vs. Finland) where the fan atmosphere was more like a U.S. college football game than a hockey game and was like nothing I had ever experienced before. An hour prior to game time fans jammed into the arena end zone, many with their shirt off and face and body painted in Finnish blue. They chanted and sang unceasingly. It also appeared that they consumed a considerable amount of alcohol. Drums were beaten and horns blew. The crowd never sat down in the end zone seats. Instead they stood throughout the whole game shoulder to shoulder and cheered for Teemu Selanne and their other heroes.  They were a happy crowd; very loud but not boisterous or unruly. They were having fun watching the game they loved and went wild when Finland won the game. Back in the Officials dressing room I had showered and dressed as the party continued inside the arena. The dressing room door opened and a guy I thought to be Teemu Selanne said, "Hey Kerry do you have any beer in your room?" I thought it to be very unusual but invited Teemu in and told him to help himself. He sat down and we were having a great visit over a few beers when finally Teemu admitted that he really wasnt Teemu Selanne at all but his twin brother Paavo! Paavo Selanne was a real character and said that his brother Teemu told him there is always beer in the refs room. The next time I saw Teemu and told him of the case of mistaken identity his smile changed to a belly laugh over the joke his brother played on us. They are a fun-loving family. Congratulations to Teemu and his family on a tremendous NHL and international career. There is no doubt he will eventually enter the Hockey Hall of Fame. It couldnt happen to a more deserving candidate and nicer guy. When that day happens maybe I will be lucky enough to sit down and enjoy a beer with Teemu and his twin brother Paavo in celebration of this great players career. Junior Seau Jersey . -- Arizona pitcher Bronson Arroyo is expected to miss a week to 10 days because of a back injury. Jeremiah Attaochu Jersey .Corey Brewer had 19 points eight rebounds, five assists and five steals for the Timberwolves, who snapped a six-game losing streak and won for just the third time since Ricky Rubio went out with an injured ankle on Nov.Over 62,000 supporters are expected for Saturdays Judgment Day double-header at the Principality Stadium as Cardiff Blues face the Ospreys and the Dragons tackle the Scarlets. Scott Williams makes his return from injury for the Scarlets while fellow Wales international Dan Lydiate is named at No 8 for the Ospreys.Cardiff Blues v Ospreys (2.30pm) Gareth Anscombe scored 18 points in Cardiffs victory over the Dragons earlier this month Cardiff are without Wales duo Lloyd Williams and Rhys Patchell after they failed to recover from the injuries suffered in their PRO12 win over the Dragons on April 17.Matthew Rees is preferred to Kristian Dacey at hooker while Josh Turnbull moves into the second row to accommodate Josh Navidis inclusion at No 8. The Ospreys thumped Treviso at the Liberty Stadium earlier this month The Ospreys have named Wales flanker Dan Lydiate at No 8 due to the injury-enforced absence of Dan Baker. Rhys Webb and Dan Biggar are named at half-back.Cardiff are seeking a fifth successive PRO12 victory for the first time since 2010 but the Ospreys have won all five of their previous appearances at the Principality Stadium.Cardiff Blues: 15 Dan Fish, 14 Aled Summerhill, 13 Garyn Smith, 12 Rey Lee-Lo, 11 Tom James, 10 Gareth Anscombe, 9 Lewis Jones; 1 Gethin Jenkins (c), 2 Matthew Rees, 3 Taufaao Filise, 4 Josh Turnbull, 5 James Down, 6 Sam Warburton, 7 Ellis Jenkins, 8 Josh Navidi.Replacements: 16 Kristian Dacey, 17 Brad Thyer, 18 Dillon Lewis, 19 Jarrad Hoeata, 20 Manoa Vosawai, 21 Tomos Williams, 22 Jarrod Evans, 23 Gavin Evans.Ospreys: 15 Dan Evans, 14 Hanno Dirksen, 13 Jonathan Spratt, 12 Owen Watkin, 11 Ben John, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Rhys Webb (c); 1 Nicky Smith, 2 Scott Baldwin, 3 Dmitri Arhip, 4 Adam Beard, 5 Rynier Bernardo, 6 Olly Cracknell, 7 James King, 8 Dan Lydiate.Replacements: 16 Sam Parry, 17 Gareth Thomas, 18 Aaron Jarvis, 19 Rory Thornton, 20 Sam Underhill, 21 Brendon Leonard, 22 Sam Davies, 23 Josh Matavesi.Ulster v Leinster (3pm, live on Sky Sports 1 HD) Click here for full match preview.Ulster: 15 Jared Payne, 14 Andrew Trimble, 13 Luke Marshall, 12 Stuart McCloskey, 11 Craig Gilroy, 10 Paddy Jackson, 9 Ruan Pienaar; 1 Callum Black, 2 Rory Best (c), 3 Ricky Lutton, 4 Pete Browne, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 6 Iain Henderson, 7 Chris Henry, 8 Sean Reidy.Replacements: 16 Rob Herring, 17 Kyle McCall, 18 Andy Warwick, 19 Robbie Diack, 20 Roger Wilson, 21 Paul Marshall, 22 Stuart Olding, 23 Darren Cave.Leinster: 15 Rob Kearney, 14 Isa Nacewa (c), 13 Garry Ringrose, 12 Ben Teo, 11 Dave Kearney, 10 Johnny Sexton, 9 Luke McGrath; 1 Jack McGrath, 2 Richardt Strauss, 3 Tadhg Furlong, 4 Devin Toner, 5 Hayden Triggs, 6 Rhys Ruddock, 7 Josh van der Flier, 8 Jamie Heaslip.Replacements: 16 Sean Cronin, 17 Peter Dooley, 18 Mikee Ross, 19 Mick Kearney, 20 Jordi Murphy, 21 Eoin Reddan, 22 Ian Madigan, 23 Luke Fitzgerald. Russell Okung Jersey. Dragons v Scarlets (5pm) Scarlets suffered a heavy home defeat against Glasgow in round 20 Scott Williams makes his first appearance of the season for the Scarlets after recovering from the knee ligament injury suffered during the Rugby World Cup.Scrum-half Aled Davies replaces Gareth Davies and Michael Collins comes in at full-back as the Scarlets seek a victory that will keep their top-four hopes alive. A strong final quarter was not enough for the Dragons in their Challenge Cup semi-final loss to Montpellier Kingsley Jones makes three changes to the Dragons team that were beaten by Montpellier, with Angus OBrien and Charlie Davies forming a new half-back partnership.Centre Jack Dixon is promoted to the starting line-up in place of injured Tyler Morgan as the Dragons look to snap a three-game losing run at the Principality Stadium.Newport Gwent Dragons: 15 Carl Meyer, 14 Adam Hughes, 13 Adam Warren, 12 Jack Dixon, 11 Hallam Amos, 10 Angus OBrien, 9 Charlie Davies; 1 Phil Price, 2 Elliot Dee, 3 Brok Harris, 4 Rynard Landman, 5 Nick Crosswell, 6 Lewis Evans (c), 7 Nic Cudd, 8 Taulupe Faletau.Replacements: 16 Rhys Buckley, 17 Luke Garrett. 18 Lloyd Fairbrother, 19 Matthew Screech, 20 Ed Jackson, 21 Sarel Pretorius, 22 Dorian Jones, 23 Geraint Rhys Jones.Scarlets: 15 Michael Collins, 14 Liam Williams, 13 Hadleigh Parkes, 12 Scott Williams, 11 Steff Evans, 10 Steven Shingler, 9 Aled Davies; 1 Rob Evans, 2 Ken Owens (c), 3 Samson Lee, 4 Jake Ball, 5 David Bulbring, 6 Lewis Rawlins, 7 James Davies, 8 John Barclay.Replacements: 16 Ryan Elias, 17 Dylan Evans, 18 Peter Edwards, 19 Jack Condy, 20 Morgan Allen, 21 Gareth Davies, 22 Aled Thomas, 23 Gareth Owen. 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