Today Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic updated us on the contract talks regarding some of the UFAs.
My sense is it’s been slow going here in talks between Dylan Larkin and the Red Wings, but it’s still going at least.
“We’re having ongoing discussions,” was all Brisson would share Wednesday.
Brisson and CAA Sports teammate Matt Williams represent Larkin. You’ve got GM Steve Yzerman on the other side of it, and he’s handled some big contracts going back to his days running Tampa Bay, where he set up a nice cap culture en route to building a team that contends every year.
This Larkin negotiation looms large because Yzerman will have younger core pieces to sign in years to come. The Larkin deal, if it gets done, will set the tone.
The fact that he hasn’t been extended yet speaks to the obvious gap in positions. It feels like both sides still have room to move here. I predict it gets done eventually.
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