'Retirement thoughts did cross Numminen's mind during the NHL lockout that wiped out the 2004-05 season. He toyed with the idea for a while, but his mind-set changed when he could find no good reason for hanging up his skates just yet. "What else was I going to do? Why shouldn't I do something that I want to do and that I enjoy? If you don't love what it is you are doing, then there is no way you can go on with if for long. But for me, playing is fun", beams Numminen.'
Teppo Numminen – the most experienced European player in the NHL
November 14, 2006 Submitted by
Via: Helsinki Sanomat