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#2627872 Dylan Larkin Scouting Report

Posted by Jesusberg on 01 October 2015 - 09:26 AM

Unfortunately, I haven't been able to see him play much this preseason. I'm sure some other members on this board haven't either. So it'd be great if those of you who've watched him can provide some analysis on his play style and potential ceiling.

From my limited viewings, he reminds me of Antoine Vermette, but with hopefully higher upside. Also sort of like a faster Toews with not-as-good hands. It seems like he's great at rushing the puck up the ice, but could work on his shot and strength in the corners. Is this accurate?


Them's fightin' words 'round here.

I'm inclined to agree with him needing to build some strength. While I think he could work on his shot, he's got solid accuracy and a good release. Could add more zip to it, though.

In addition, I've noticed that he has a tendency to overskate the puck. He's pretty good at erasing his "mistakes", though. Just needs to refine a few things.




#2627819 9/30 Exhibition GDT : Red Wings 7 at Penguins 2

Posted by Jesusberg on 30 September 2015 - 07:18 PM

Just wow. What a nice play by all three guys.




#2627815 9/30 Exhibition GDT : Red Wings 7 at Penguins 2

Posted by Jesusberg on 30 September 2015 - 07:14 PM

Is Sidney playing


On paper.




#2627762 9/30 Exhibition GDT : Red Wings 7 at Penguins 2

Posted by Jesusberg on 30 September 2015 - 03:08 PM

I'd still be shocked if he starts the season in Detroit. We have way too many forwards and not enough spots. We shall see very soon though... 9 days, but who's counting...


I was/am thinking the same thing, but if Helm's out it could change the situation. If Blashill thinks he's outplayed one of Jurco or Pulkkinen, we could see something like:

Abdelkader-Zetterberg-Nyquist
Jurco/Pulks-Richards-Tatar
Sheahan/Pulks-Larkin-Franzen
Miller-Glendening-Ferraro
Andersson, Jurco/Pulkkinen

I'm sure it seems unlikely, but the way they're treating Larkin seems different.

For the record, I'd rather he start in Grand Rapids and do the whole "big fish in a small pond" thing at first. Really, the way he's jumped from level to level in the last year worries me a little. He's played six games in the AHL. I almost think it would be worse for him to make the roster, then deal with being sent down. If he's sent down, it's more of a, "well this is the way things work in Detroit."




#2627754 9/30 Exhibition GDT : Red Wings 7 at Penguins 2

Posted by Jesusberg on 30 September 2015 - 01:05 PM

I like this lineup a lot, but I do wish Blashill would get over this experiment with Glendening in the top 6. I'd much rather see Jurco up there. The only other thing I would change is switching Smith and Jensen... 


Agree with both of your proposed changes. If Blash is really taking a look at Jurco, let him play with offensive linemates. Run a third line of Nosek-Glendening-Ferraro.

Swapping Smith for Jensen - more than anything - is because it drives me nuts to see the team able to pull off a lefty-righty combo for each pair, but not do it.




#2627708 Who Do You Think Will Lead the Wings In Scoring

Posted by Jesusberg on 29 September 2015 - 03:29 PM

Won't be Datsyuk due to time missed, but he will be the leader in PPG.

Assists = Zetterberg

Goals = Tatar

Points = Zetterberg


This is my line of thought, too. Only, I think Nyqust will lead in PPG and PPP.




#2627626 9/28 Exhibition GDT : Red Wings at Boston Bruins, 7:00 EST

Posted by Jesusberg on 28 September 2015 - 05:28 PM

I think it's great.  Show how much enthusiasm there is for the sport.  You've got to remember, this is just the pre-season and people are irritated that they can't see it.  A few short years ago nobody cared about pre-season hockey.  It's crazy the change you see in the consumption of the sport.  You've got people watching the draft, playing fantasy hockey, watching the preseason, following minor league affiliates, and monitoring European prospects overseas.  That kind of stuff probably doesn't seem that crazy to the Canadian fans, they've been at that level for a while.  But that's entirely new and exciting for American fans.  It means that the sport is growing.  And everybody has to like that. 


Well when you put it that way, you make me feel like hockey needs to file a restraining order against me.




#2627621 9/28 Exhibition GDT : Red Wings at Boston Bruins, 7:00 EST

Posted by Jesusberg on 28 September 2015 - 05:21 PM

It's pretty messed up that fans are running around like it's 1999 and Napster just blew up.




#2627614 9/28 Exhibition GDT : Red Wings at Boston Bruins, 7:00 EST

Posted by Jesusberg on 28 September 2015 - 03:49 PM

Based on Holland's decisions in the past and his recent quotes from the interview with Custance, I can’t see Larkin starting in Detroit. The Red Wings simply have too many forwards right now. It's not even an Andersson issue. Honestly, I expect Andersson to be waived eventually. Larkin's got other young players ahead of him who would have to pass through waivers. Something catastrophic would have to happen for him to start in the NHL.




#2627465 9/26 Exhibition GDT : Boston Bruins at Red Wings, 7:00 EST

Posted by Jesusberg on 26 September 2015 - 06:25 PM

The Red Wings playing and me not having access of any kind makes me feel wrong. So, so wrong.




#2627439 9/24 Exhibition GDT : at Red Wings 6, Pittsburgh Penguins 1

Posted by Jesusberg on 26 September 2015 - 09:37 AM

No GDT yet, and the lines thread seems to have disappeared, so uh... I'll just leave this here...
 

Franzen skating with Richards and Tatar. #Wings




#2627354 9/24 Exhibition GDT : at Red Wings 6, Pittsburgh Penguins 1

Posted by Jesusberg on 25 September 2015 - 09:29 AM

Can't be disappointed with this depth.  When injuries start happening we'll be happy to have it. 

 

Andersson and Ferraro are ultimately getting waived.  No big loss if either are claimed.

Helm can be an asset moving up and down the roster in any spot.  Would rather see him on the fourth line with Glenny and Miller.

If Jurco and Pulks are pulling their weight, and unless Franzen is tearing it up, I don't see why it wouldn't be Franzen sitting in the press-box. 

Wouldn't be bad to have him rotate in and out as necessary... give him and his noggin a rest every so often.


Eh? Why would both get waived?

Detroit only needs to waive one of them, unless you think Cleary or Callahan will be the 14th forward? Unless you're thinking they'll run 13 forwards to get under the cap once Pavel returns?




#2627047 9/24 Exhibition GDT : at Red Wings 6, Pittsburgh Penguins 1

Posted by Jesusberg on 24 September 2015 - 01:04 PM

hahaha That would be funny. 

Speaking of..which Avenger do you see him more like? Same question for Cleary.


Wonder if the pens will be running their a team or b team this game.


Here's their roster for tonight (Sorry it's sideways): https://pbs.twimg.co...Ap6xH.jpg:large




#2626771 9/22 Exhibition GDT : @ Chicago Blackhawks 5, Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by Jesusberg on 23 September 2015 - 05:37 PM

*ahem*... so uh, yeah. One hour until game time.




#2626757 9/22 Exhibition GDT : @ Chicago Blackhawks 5, Red Wings 4 (OT)

Posted by Jesusberg on 23 September 2015 - 05:01 PM

Huh... you guys are actually going back and checking threads now?

*Goes back three years and deletes everything he ever said about Ryan Sproul*