I have my own opinion on this, but I want to see what others think or if I have missed anything being said from within the organization.
What are the odds of the Red Wings sending Larkin down to GR to not burn a year off his ELC?
What happens when Datsyuk comes back? Do they keep that top line together, or drop Larkin to 2nd line C? What are the lines if Larkin is 2nd C?
My personal take:
1. He's already proved he's a permanent top-6 Red Wing.
2. Franzen going down makes this an easier call.
3. The lines get shuffled around all year.