In Red Wings Land
A freelance contributor from The Athletic wrote a piece last week about top-six forwards that could fit the picture for the New York Rangers. Winging it in Motown’s own Jake Rivard put together a quick response piece.
From an outsider’s perspective, a package of Chytil, Miller, and draft picks may seem like an overpayment. They would be correct — it is an overpayment. It must be emphasized again that Yzerman is under absolutely zero pressure to trade Larkin. The cards are all in the Red Wings’ hands on this one.
I can’t see a scenario where Yzerman wouldn’t walk away with a haul in return for Larkin. What would be the price you’d expect on a Larkin trade?
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Drouin hadn’t slept for three nights before the Flames game.
“That’s where it hit a wall for me. It was time to step away from the game. Literally take a step back from everything and enjoy life,” said Drouin, making his first public comments about his leave of absence. “It was hard for me to do at that time — obviously, the playoffs were coming around.”
As a lifetime sufferer of anxiety myself, I know firsthand what it’s like to just completely shut down. Good for Drouin for prioritizing his own health. It can be hard for someone to speak up — and even harder to do it as a professional athlete.
Is it too late to call him a Long Island Legend?