Embed from Getty Images The Detroit Red Wings, have to be pleasantly surprised by just how fast Dylan Larkin has taken to center. And is just what the rebuilding Red Wings need.
He came to Motown in a flurry. His rookie season saw him become both and NHL all star and NHL rookie of the year. Then the switch came and numbers dropped.
There was no “sophomore slump” last season for Dylan Larkin. There was however a position change, and growing plains. Larkin drafted as a right wing out of the University of Michigan.
He was asked to switch to center and agreed. Last season was a big undertaking. But, based on this seasons results Larkin has not only taken to the position but thrived.
He has learned proper puck distribution. As well as when to shoot the puck himself. His defense has been an eye opening part of his game.
In a relatively short time, Dylan Larkin has become a true first line center. He is a strong candidate to become the Red Wings next captain.
I believe Dylan Larkin can be a modern day Steve Yzerman for Detroit. He has that skill set and resiliency. He will lead the next great Detroit Red Wing teams.