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Whicker: Paul Kariya’s fast ride on a bumpy road ends at the Hockey Hall of Fame

By Mark Whicker|

Ducks greats Teemu Selanne, Paul Kariya voted into Hockey Hall of Fame

Teemu Selanne blew away the NHL with his breakaway speed from the moment he jumped into the league, captivating it with his goal-scoring touch and magnetic personality. Those aspects of the multifaceted lover of fast cars and uptempo hockey instantly ...

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