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Short Or Long Term Deal For Dylan Larkin?

from Luke Fox of Sportsnet,

Training camp is roughly a month away, and Dylan Larkin — Detroit’s best and most important player — still does not have a job in place for the 2018-19 season.

“Something’s coming,” Larkin promised Tuesday afternoon, following an intense skills-training session alongside Connor McDavid and other NHLers at the Power Edge Pro camp in Toronto.

“I’ve told everyone I think it’ll be before training camp. It’s right there. I’m just waiting to iron out the details.”///

GM Ken Holland would prefer to lock Larkin up for the next five or six seasons, but he’s under a significant salary-cap crunch.

“That’s a pretty good honour — they’re showing a long-term commitment to you — but there are different offers out there, whether it’s a short-term bridge deal or a long-term deal,” Larkin said.

“Now we’re just trying to figure out what’s going to be best for both our futures.”


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TreKronor's avatar

I’d give him a long term contract.  He already seems to have aptitude and the desire to be better every day - something we haven’t seen from many players.  He’s got the skills to go with it. 

He might not be an top point producer, but he’ll be right up there on the team and a good leader as well.

Posted by TreKronor on 08/08/18 at 01:21 PM ET

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