I was expecting Mantha to do well this year, but I have to say I am impressed with how Larkin has played so far. It looks like he put in a lot of work in the off-season. He seems to be seeing the ice better, more patient with the puck, and a bit stronger on the puck as well. Playing 19:14 a game so far, he's winning 51 % of his faceoffs, and his 10 assists are a tie for 5th best in the league. Last year he seemed a bit outmatched, but this year I am very happy with what I have seen from him so far.