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Watching Dylan Larkin’s Growth

from Bob Duff of Detroit Hockey Now,

Three times this season, captain Dylan Larkin has been gone in an instant from the Detroit Red Wings’ lineup. Twice, it’s been the result of mistakes made by league officials.

In each instance, he had every reason to go off and rip the NHL a new one. In both cases, he did not.

These examples are shining the light on just how much Larkin, 25, is maturing into his role as leader of the team.

While his frustration was abundantly clear for all to see, Larkin bit his tongue, which was absolutely the right thing to do.

Larkin Controlling What He Can Control

Players talk all the time about controlling what they can control.  In his case, Dylan Larkin isn’t just talking the talk. He’s walking the walk.

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Welcome to Abel to Yzerman, a Red Wing blog since 1977.  No other site on the internet has better-researched, fact-laden and better prepared discussions than A2Y.  Re-phrase: we do little research, find facts and stats highly overrated and claim little to no preparation.  There are 19 readers of A2Y. No more, no less. All of them, except maybe one, are juvenile in nature.  Reminding them of that in the comment section will only encourage them to prove that. Your suggestions and critiques are welcome: wphoulihan@gmail.com