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#21 dat's sick

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 06:40 AM

I always find the reactions to draft picks amusing because, come on, none of us knows anything at this point. In 2-3 years we'll start seeing who made good selections or not this draft. 

 

That said this seems like a solid pick, filling our need for a good center prospect. Sounds like he is a "safe" pick and I'm fine with that, in our development program he should have a very good opportunity to reach his potential. 



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Posted 28 June 2014 - 07:19 AM

All scouting reports about Larkin remind me of another phenom we got in the first round - Cory Emmerton.


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Sweet. This dude was brought here for one reason, to punch people in the head - every other thing that he can do, other Wings can do better. I like that we have a head-puncher. The league has other, better head-punchers, but this one is ours. Better than nothing. Good work, Kenny!

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 07:31 AM

All scouting reports about Larkin remind me of another phenom we got in the first round - Cory Emmerton.

 

Emmerton was a 2nd round pick…..


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Posted 28 June 2014 - 08:30 AM

Welcome to the Wings Dylan.



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Posted 28 June 2014 - 08:41 AM

All scouting reports about Larkin remind me of another phenom we got in the first round - Cory Emmerton.


Actually no, quite different. There's no need to criticize everything. It's like when you hate a kid in grade 7 and he's eating a sandwich and even that pisses you off. "Look at that ******* eating that sandwich. Who does he think he is the president?"

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 09:13 AM

If Larkin is anything like Helm with better hands then I'm all for it. Red Wings need to add more speed to be a threat.
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Posted 28 June 2014 - 09:21 AM

I love people pretending they know what this kid will become. I put my trust in Holland and the scouts rather then a couple posters who think he is Ferraro or Emmerton :lol:

 

Reading the scouting reports this kid could be exactly what we need, also a comparison to Kesler / Bergeron from TSN Bob McKenzie is good enough for me.


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Posted 28 June 2014 - 09:30 AM

Welcome to the Red Wings organization, Dylan!  I cannot even imagine how thrilled this young man must be right now. 


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Posted 28 June 2014 - 09:39 AM

I love people pretending they know what this kid will become. I put my trust in Holland and the scouts rather then a couple posters who think he is Ferraro or Emmerton :lol:
 
Reading the scouting reports this kid could be exactly what we need, also a comparison to Kesler / Bergeron from TSN Bob McKenzie is good enough for me.


Except that I trusted Holland and the scouts that Ferraro and Emmerton wouldn't be Ferraro and Emmerton!

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 09:55 AM

Except that I trusted Holland and the scouts that Ferraro and Emmerton wouldn't be Ferraro and Emmerton!

 

But not every prospect turns out to be what people say there are going to be. Potential and the ability to fully realise it are two completely different things. It is frustrating when it doesn't happen though.


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Posted 28 June 2014 - 09:58 AM

 

But not every prospect turns out to be what people say there are going to be. Potential and the ability to fully realise it are two completely different things. It is frustrating when it doesn't happen though.

 

Even the top of the top organisations and GMs  can't predict how a pick turns out, you can just hope for the best and from everything I've read about him this is great pick he is also from Michigan. I was so hoping for a forward version of Dekeyser and we got it that's just great.I'm sure he will get enough development time and once he comes up be an absolute 220+ beast. With Mantha, McKee, Sproul, Dekeyser (will bulk up more for sure) and now Larkin size will soon to be there and hopefully a more heavy game too.


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Posted 28 June 2014 - 10:00 AM

From the way fans were talking him up on HFboards, makes me pretty psyched for this pick.  Fans whose teams were picking around 8-10 seemed to really like him.


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Posted 28 June 2014 - 10:04 AM

 
But not every prospect turns out to be what people say there are going to be. Potential and the ability to fully realise it are two completely different things. It is frustrating when it doesn't happen though.


Yeah it was a joke. I actually think the Emmerton pick was a good one at the time.

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 10:18 AM

All scouting reports about Larkin remind me of another phenom we got in the first round - Cory Emmerton.

Yah!! This kid has all sorts of scouts and professionals saying he's going to be an excellent player, and if history has taught me anything, it's that good scouting repots equal bad players! We should have taken the kid who all the scouts say suck. That's gonna be the next Stamkos.

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 10:38 AM

Except that I trusted Holland and the scouts that Ferraro and Emmerton wouldn't be Ferraro and Emmerton!


Not every pick works out. Suck it up. Did you believe in nyquist, Tatar, jurco, sheahan or any other prospect?

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 10:47 AM

Not every pick works out. Suck it up. Did you believe in nyquist, Tatar, jurco, sheahan or any other prospect?


I guess my joke got completely lost. I think we're one of the best drafting teams in the league. But it is a crapshoot sometimes.

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 10:53 AM

It's always a crapshoot lop

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 10:55 AM

I guess my joke got completely lost. I think we're one of the best drafting teams in the league. But it is a crapshoot sometimes.

 

My bad. Didn't realise you were joking. Pretty hard to tell these days with the amount of negative comments being floated about by the Holland bashers and the Franzen haters. 


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Posted 28 June 2014 - 11:07 AM

 
My bad. Didn't realise you were joking. Pretty hard to tell these days with the amount of negative comments being floated about by the Holland bashers and the Franzen haters. 


No worries, I'm not particularly well versed in internet communication anyway.

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Posted 28 June 2014 - 12:04 PM

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