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Teemu Selanne Has Swedish Flag Tattooed on Ankle, He’s from Finland

Generally when we talk about tattoos here on LBS, we like to make fun of those who got them.  When we see things like unicorns, Padres head tattoos, and Raiders face tattoos, we can’t really help ourselves.  While Teemu Sellane’s tattoo is horrible, it would be just plain wrong to make fun of him for it.  Why? Because we feel sorry for him.

According to the Swedish news source The Local, via SbB live, Selanne has a tattoo of the Swedish flag just above his ankle.  Those who are unfamiliar with Selanne might think it’s nice that he is proud enough of his homeland to represent with a tattoo.  Those of us who are a bit more familiar with Teemu know it sucks that the tattoo artist screwed up, because he’s from Finland.

Apparently Selanne was out drinking with his buddies more than 10 years ago and they decided it would be a good idea to blindfold him and drag him to a tattoo studio.  They told the artist to give him a tattoo of the Finnish flag, but he apparently was so nervous to be in the presence of Selanne that he screwed up the colors.  The flags of the two Scandinavian countries are identical except for the color scheme, and the artist just so happened to use the wrong ones.

Teemu said he was supposed to go back two weeks later and never did.  Perhaps he should return to the tattoo studio and fight the artist, since that’s something he recently did for the second time in his career.  You drink the booze, you lose.

Teemu Selanne Actually Got into a Fight

Teemu Selanne actually got into a fight Saturday, and no, we’re not joking. Facing the Kings, the Ducks winger got cross checked into the boards sparking a few fights between the teams. About 1:35 into this video, you can see Teemu Selanne fighting with Brad Richardson:

We must savor the moment because that’s only Selanne’s second fight in an 18-year career. Do you get that? In 18 years and 1,259 career games, Selanne has only fought twice. You have a better chance of seeing a white tiger snort cocaine while walking on his hind legs than seeing Teemu fight again. Hope you enjoyed it.

Video: Teemu Selanne Cuts Quad Muscle on Own Skate, Out 4-6 Weeks

Right up there with hurting yourself playing tag in the yard or while sleeping on a pillow, cutting yourself on your own skate has to be a pretty crappy way to get injured. When you’re skating around with razor-sharp skates and you’re getting pushed around, ish happens, as it did to Teemu Selanne. Check out how Selanne hurt himself to the point where he’s out 4-6 weeks:

Those bad boys must be sharp as all hell, considering Selanne’s comments, “I knew right away that I got cut. It was scary how much blood was coming out. It was all over. You couldn’t even stop it.” 4-6 weeks seems pretty extensive but I’m not going to doubt them. At least he didn’t cut a tendon because the Ducks are in a tight race in the Western Conference.