remember the Mantha situatuon? Before last season a lot of people were ready to give him a top line spot then he broke his foot , struggled a bit in the AHL and some were ready to deal him.
The term generational talents is not my own doing it's been used by professional scouts, gms and even coaches to describe those 2. I mean the last time this league saw such a huge tank battle was back in 2006 when Crosby was the big price.
So far Larkin has exceeded all my expectations and that feeling is great but I also know he is only 18 and will struggle at some point which is fine, in the long run he will be an awesome addition. that being said there are lot of players I'd trade him for, him being a Michigan kid would make it even harder but still got someone like Toews, Ekblad you bet.
My bad should have said for a signed Stamkos...there is not one rental in this league I'd be willing to deal Larkin or Mantha for.
The Mantha and Larkin situations are not even remotely the same. Larkin is already proving himself an exceptional NHLer.