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Steve? They're Coming Around

11/10/2018 at 6:00pm EST

Red Wing Captain Dylan Larkin, as yet unnamed as it's clearly in Steve Yzerman's as yet unsigned but very present contract to make the coronation himself upon assuming responsibilites as Detroit Red Wing General Manager, a position unfilled for nearly a decade...Dylan Larkin won another game last night.

And not unlike Yzerman's role as personal motivator and ass kicker of one Sergei Federov? It would appear Larkin has taken on a similar role (probably at Steve Yzerman's direction, since he'll soon be officially named GM) in regards to Andreas Athanasiou.

"I think with experience, now he's a gamer and he's showing up in big moments and he's winning battles for us. He's a key player here."

Somebody kinda sounds like a leader. And AA seems to be learning what it takes to win, as opposed to just score.

The rookie-laden lineup that started the year is down to a steady 2, Cholowski and Rasmussen, and suddenly four out of five turned to five out of six and now we're talking about one of the hottest teams in hockey, the Red Wings.

Interesting.

Biding time and tanking, patiently drinking and waiting, has taken a backseat to a semblence of guarded but juveniliciously ridiculous optimism.

We don't know how else to operate, you and I. We'll ride this thing as long as it takes us.

It's a Live Blog, bitches.

LGRW

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