I'll admit that he's played better than I expected, however it is still a very small sample size. It's not really that he changed my mind, I knew the kid was going to be good. But if we had the option to do it again, I'd still say he should start the season down in Grand Rapids, and I'm sure I'm one of the few that would say that, but that's okay.
He's looked great so far, and I'm sure he will be great over time (I've already anointed him our future captain...) But let's see how he handles his first bit of adversity, let's see how he handles going a few games without putting up points...
I'm wondering about this myself. Furthermore, I'm wondering how he'll handle the situation if the Red Wings decide to send him down to Grand Rapids. They can waive Andersson when Helm returns, but what happens when Datsyuk is back? Knock on wood, the team is healthy when that happens.
Is it worth it to expose Ferraro to waivers? Do they move Jurco or Pulkkinen? I don't see those moves as viable options. Larkin's been riding a "high" for about a year now. He's succeeded at every level and continued to climb the ladder. Yes, I'm curious as to how he'll handle a dry spell, but what about how he handles a "demotion"? I think he handles himself well, and he seems to be a mature kid - it'll be interesting to see how this pans out in the next 3-4 weeks.