Ducks defenseman Hampus Lindholm was roommates with teammate Rickard Rakell for a while as they rose through the organization.
It made sense for the Swedish countrymen, if only for camaraderie and support. But it was time this season for them to break off on their own. Sort of.
“We’re in the same building,” Lindholm said. “He’s my neighbor.”
That’s helpful if Lindholm needs encouraging words from Rakell during Lindholm’s late start to the season, but Lindholm is mostly on his own as he works through a unique struggle on offense in his young NHL career.
Lindholm has two points, both in a Nov. 20 game against the Kings, in 14 games...