What's going on with Dylan Larkin?

Adam Laskaris
January 17 2017 07:33PM

In his rookie season a year ago, Dylan Larkin was THE GUY in Detroit.

An all-star, 23 goals, a playoff appearance and the youngest Detroit Red Wing since seemingly the moon landing, Larkin was the American Dream personified if there ever was one. Stepping into a big role immediately for his boyhood team, for once, the Wings had a youngster they could show off to the rest of the league. 

This season, he's on pace for a whoppin' 29 points. Matching up with the performance last season of... Antoine Roussel. By comparison, both Thomas Vanek and Henrik Zetterberg have 30 and 31 points respectively so far this season. If this team is Larkin's to lead, this year isn't looking like the one he'll do it.

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Postgame: Wings win matinee squeaker 1-0 over Canadiens

Adam Laskaris
January 16 2017 04:03PM

By the lowest margin possible, the Wings pulled off a victory today.

They don't ask how, they ask how many. 1-0 over the Montreal Canadiens in a nice Monday afternoon matchup.

The win bumped the Wings out of last place(!) in the Atlantic Division as they improved to 44 points on the season.

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Postgame: Red Wings take it to Penguins, win 6-3

Adam Laskaris
January 14 2017 08:14PM

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Where did this team come from?

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POSTGAME: Wings fall 4-3 to Blackhawks in OT

Adam Laskaris
January 10 2017 10:09PM

There was a time when the Wings and Blackhawks commanded the interest of the entire league. 

Though those Western Conference playoff matchups are now gone, tonight's performance provided a little bit of a throwback to the days of old.

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Frans Nielsen named to All-Star game

Adam Laskaris
January 10 2017 11:25AM

Today in slightly unexpected news, Frans Nielsen was named to his first career all-star game/3-on-3 tournament.

With 22 points this season, Nielsen sits third on the Wings in scoring.

While Nielsen has had a solid start to the year, it's still a bit of a curious option.

Jimmy Howard obviously can't make the roster due to his injury, but perhaps Henrik Zetterberg or Thomas Vanek (both ahead of Nielsen in team scoring). Maybe he gets by on "new kid on the block syndrome"? Whatever the case, it's certainly not been a bad year for the free-agent signing Dane. 

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