In Red Wings Land
Give Larkin credit, though. With the Red Wings down multiple goals, he’s still doggedly pursuing the puck all over the ice, attempting to create offense, that competitive nature coming through game after game.
“You look around the room, and there’s a guy (Larkin) right there that I don’t think has taken one shift off,” said forward Darren Helm, a veteran who has been through many highs and lows during his 13 seasons with the Red Wings.
“He competes hard,” Helm said. “He shows he wants to win and that’s the kind of leadership we need right now.”
Comments like the one above from Helm are all I need to hear or read. If veteran teammates speak that highly of Dylan Larkin, then I’m not going to be worried about his leadership or continued development. If/when he gets the ‘C’ on his sweater, it will be deserved and the franchise will be in good hands.
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Around the League
1. Alexis Lafrenière, LW, Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL):Mystery surrounding his absence from the CIBC Canada-Russia series along with an incident involving an official, have shown an edgier side.
2. Quinton Byfield, C, Sudbury Wolves (OHL): Exhibits the ability to play in all three zones. Is extremely agile for his size, yet he has plenty of room on his frame to add strength.
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