-- What makes Anaheim Ducks
forward Teemu Selanne
"Well, I usually have some oatmeal or cereal every morning for breakfast," Selanne told NHL.com with a grin. "To be honest, there are no secrets."
While inhaling plenty of fiber in the early-morning hours may play a part, it can't be the sole reason. After all, it's remarkable what the 41-year-old "Finnish Flash" has been able to accomplish in the twilight of his career.
"I would never have imagined to be playing this long, but I'm still having fun and I always said I'll try to play as long as I'm healthy and having fun," Selanne said following a recent Ducks practice at Chelsea Piers. "It's fun to come to the rink every day, win or lose. If you look at this as a job, it's too tough, so I think this has to be our kind of hobby.
"Obviously, we get paid very well to do this, but that's the key. When you started playing when you were 7 years old, it was about the passion for the game, and it is still about the passion."