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Ducks' Beauchemin is always talking, these days to budding star Lindholm
Ducks' Beauchemin is always talking, these days to budding star Lindholm

It wasn't long ago that Francois Beauchemin was one of the young guys on the Ducks' defense, paired with a veteran who covered for him and taught him about the intensity that playoff hockey demands. Beauchemin, the hard-hitting defender, meshed well with Scott Niedermayer, the slick skater and offensive catalyst, as the Ducks reached the Western Conference final in 2006 and won the Stanley Cup in 2007. Niedermayer has retired after a Hall of Fame career but Beauchemin, after a two-season detour to Toronto, is again a fixture on defense for the Ducks in a new role. Now a month short of 35, Beauchemin is the mentor to a kid — budding star Hampus Lindholm. Their...

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