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#2628823 Dylan Larkin on opening night roster

Posted by kliq on Yesterday, 10:50 PM


I here you in many ways, but I honestly think better he start here than come up randomly midway through. The grind of the regular season from the get go is a very different grind than one felt when you're a random call up at mid-season because someones injured. You get excited to be here and play above where you're at and when the struggles come, you flounder. Happens too often. I think it's fine to let guys develop, but if they're special and you're going to bring them up, do it from the get go or leave them.


For the record, I wasn't saying that was my opinion. The statement made was that the poster was surprised some people were negative to him being on the roster, and I gave what I believe is the reason for some of the negativity.


My personal opinion is somewhere in the middle. I think Holland is one of the best ever in developing young talent, and as frustrating as it is to some that he loves to "let them develop", nobody can deny his track record. Sometimes a guy comes in who doesn't need to develop in the minors, and if Larkin is one of those guys I am absolutely thrilled.

#2628736 Cleary on waivers

Posted by rick zombo on Yesterday, 01:42 PM

Am I the only one hoping he clears? I think he'd be great for the kids in GRs.

#2628537 Dylan Larkin on opening night roster

Posted by Crashnburnluder on 06 October 2015 - 12:40 AM

I will say, watching NHL network and seeing players you want to DVR... And it was Eichel and Larkin....

No Larkin may never be who Eichel is, but to get a prospect like Larkin when we did and is on the same radar as Eichel is exciting.

I'm not trying to get too excited but it's hard not to, he is ready and for him to leap frog our system the way we run it is exciting.

I do understand the Jurco worries, but this isn't Jurco... Larkin has already shown more speed and drive then Jurco on my mind. Jurco was famous for YouTube stick handling videos and I believe can be a good player for us, but Larkin surpassed rookie records of Toews, Parise, Kessel, and so on... It's not the same scenario.

I feel he is the player that feeds on the pressure and being put in a situation he seems underwhelming in and owns it...

WJC, Michigan, he excels and exceeds, he seems to love the pressure...

Sorry for the long message, but Al aboard the Hype train

#2628475 Dylan Larkin on opening night roster

Posted by Jasper84 on 05 October 2015 - 05:03 PM

I know a lot of people have been saying lately how they'd like to see him sent down and develop there and that's understandable. Personally though, I think this was the right decision and I hope he gets to stay. My reason for this is that I like the idea that he can learn from Pavs and Hank before they are gone - what better centers to learn from???


Very happy for Larkin. He's going to have a long and fantastic Detroit Red Wing career. 

#2628322 Roster Moves by the Wings

Posted by BottleOfSmoke on 04 October 2015 - 11:44 PM

I bet they're just keeping parking up for his taste

I have nothing witty to say I just wanted to immortalize this autocorrect fail lol

Parking, disney.com the future's bright guys

#2628223 10/3 Exhibition GDT : Red Wings at Toronto Maple Leafs, 7:00 EST

Posted by kickazz on 03 October 2015 - 09:19 PM

Babs is 0-2 against the Red Wings..

hah. still not right!

#2628052 10/2 Exhibition GDT : Toronto Maple Leafs 2 at Red Wings 4

Posted by GoWings1905 on 02 October 2015 - 07:15 PM

I know it's their thing and all, but Larkin doesn't need ripening of any sort. That kid can play in the NHL right now.

#2627518 Chicago re-signs Seabrook; 8 years, $6.875 AAV

Posted by Dr Dubya on 27 September 2015 - 03:59 AM


In what league is he a top 5 d-man? Not in the NHL. His teammate however is.

Wow. This thread is nuts and is exhibit A in the case for him being the most underrated player in the NHL. People talking about Letang, OEL, Pietrangelo in the same category? Lolwut?!?! Watch games, not pts totals.


Seabrook was the main reason they just won the Cup. Keith got all the glory but the Hawks without Seabrook go down in flames, probably swept.

#2626364 Model Tries to Blackmail Jagr

Posted by amato on 22 September 2015 - 03:34 PM

But what if I'm at a nice restaurant, and I'm torn between the NY Strip, and  Ribeye?

Jagr would get both.

#2626345 Model Tries to Blackmail Jagr

Posted by GMRwings1983 on 22 September 2015 - 01:36 PM

Listen up.  Here is a lesson for all of us to follow from now on.


Whenever you're in doubt in life, just ask yourself "What would Jaromir Jagr do in my position?"  The answer is the philosophy to follow for the future.  

#2627514 Chicago re-signs Seabrook; 8 years, $6.875 AAV

Posted by frankgrimes on 26 September 2015 - 11:47 PM

This is a great deal for one of the top defenders in the game:
Seabrook has to be one of the most underrated defenders in the game, he may not be flashy but he does everything so damn well and allows Keith to take some risks. So all in all a pretty good deal for the Hawks, he would have easily gotten something like 8x8 on the open market.

I would say it's something like Weber, Suter, Doughty, Keith, Seabrook, Pietrangelo, Hedman

#2627317 9/24 Exhibition GDT : at Red Wings 6, Pittsburgh Penguins 1

Posted by WingsAlways on 25 September 2015 - 01:30 AM

It would be foolish to not get Larkin a shot, he's head and shoulders beyond Pulks as far as hockey IQ. If he can perform at the NHL level and produces points, then put the kid in the lineup. 

#2625549 Red Wings sign D Mike Green (3-years, $18-million)

Posted by kipwinger on 15 September 2015 - 03:19 PM

Saying "he's not defensively responsible" is most frequently just a vague way for most people to justify their own personal dislike for a player.  The difference in defensively ability between guys like Keith, Subban, and Karlsson is miniscule. 


Nobody (whose job security involves winning hockey games) would put those guys on the ice as often as they do, and give them as much money as they do, if they only contribute on offense.  A 50-60 point, offensive, forward doesn't make as much money as P.K. Subban or Erik Karlsson .  They don't play as much either.  Yet their detractors all seem to suggest that a 50-60 point forward is all they are.  It's bogus. 

#2625488 Matt Wuest Prospect Tournament Thread

Posted by HockeytownRules19 on 14 September 2015 - 08:06 PM

Oh my god Athanasiou does it again on a breakaway.. 5-4 with 2:21 left

#2625489 Matt Wuest Prospect Tournament Thread

Posted by krsmith17 on 14 September 2015 - 08:10 PM

Red Wings advance to the finals!