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Ducks' Rickard Rakell aims to work on consistency and confidence

Ducks' Rickard Rakell aims to work on consistency and confidence

Two guys from Sweden are sitting on a couch watching a show about Vikings. That's not the opening line of a bad joke, but the way that Ducks roommates Rickard Rakell and Hampus Lindholm spend some of their downtime: catching up on "Vikings," a television show about Norse legend Ragnar Lothbrok, described by the Internet Movie Database as "a man on the edge of myth."

The show takes their minds off the daily grind of hockey. Rakell can't quite relate to nearing mythological status, but he is a man on the edge of being an NHL regular and possibly a breakout season that begins Saturday for the Ducks in San Jose.

Slotted as the No. 3 center, Rakell will try to...

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