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The Rat Trick Morning Links: Aleksander Barkov, Anaheim Ducks, NHL Summer League

Together Ryan Getlaf and Corey Perry are one of the best one-two punches the league has to offer, but who will play the third wheel? The Anaheim Ducks cycled through a lot of players last season from Dustin Penner to Nick Boninio and Matt Beleseky but none really succeeded. A look at some potential linemates for Getzlaf and Perry.

Former NHLer Pierre-Marc Bouchard has signed with EV Zug of the Swiss league. He started last season with the New York Islanders before being traded to the Chicago Blackhawks, where he played for their minor league team the rest of the season.

Should the NHL explore having a summer league, similar to the old Roller Hockey league that once existed?

Union and Blue poll on who should be the next captain of the Columbus Blue Jackets.

A piece on how Aleksander Barkov is healthy and ready for the upcoming season. Barkov was enjoying a great start to his career and was playing a significant role in the Olympics until an injury ended his tournament and season.

The Florida Panthers have signed Brandon Pirri to a two-year contract yesterday, leaving only two restricted free agents left on the team – Jimmy Hayes and Dmitry Kulikov.

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