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Ducks' Hampus Lindholm is learning a lot as a student of the game
Ducks' Hampus Lindholm is learning a lot as a student of the game

Hampus Lindholm was taking an elevator ride recently when a conversation turned to living arrangements. "You want to be at the beach, right?" he was asked, a reasonable question given that Lindholm might be swayed to experience the seaside fun afforded a high-potential pro athlete. "I don't care about the beach," said Lindholm, a blond-haired Swede who turns 21 on Tuesday. "I'm here to work." That's one of the reasons the Ducks (28-10-6) are so taken by the defenseman, a 6-foot-3 former first-round pick (sixth overall in 2012) who is averaging more than 22 minutes of ice time per game. "What I love about Hampus more than anything is...

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