"I have a good sense of their game and their identity as a player and how they can fit into our team framework," he said. "Developing chemistry with linemates is just a lot of communication and trying to read off one another."
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"It's a younger group that can be good for a long time," Ladd said. "So that's exciting for me to come in and be involved in that. Now it's our job to take that on-ice product to the next level."
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