Anaheim general manager Bob Murray and coach Bruce Boudreau spent the first portions of their media sessions defusing some pointed criticism that reportedly surfaced in Selanne's book regarding the forward's playing time.
Boudreau, Murray and captain Ryan Getzlaf chalked it up to Selanne's frustration at the end of his two-decade career at 43.
"Nobody likes hearing anything negative about themselves in anything," Boudreau said. "So in that sense I was a little disappointed. But I understand the frustration. You have to understand when he said those things it was right after Game 7 (of the Western Conference Second Round Series loss to the Los Angeles Kings). I can see the frustration was [with] everybody.
"When you're a great player your whole life, you want him to want more and to be the best guy and everything else. I understand where he comes from. I didn't like to hear that in a book, but I understand and I'm sure it was in frustration."