How good is Larkin?

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  1. Whoshattenkirkshoes

    Whoshattenkirkshoes Registered User

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    Watching all Tampa games and all Red Wings games. Larkin and Point are closer in talent than most people think.
     
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    Not really. He’s a 2C on contenders.
     
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    Yeah, cause so many contenders have 22yo PPG Cs carrying a line offensively and defensively :laugh:
     
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    [mod] And he’s not PPG (not even this season right? I know he’s close)

    Either way, it’s not a knock on him, he’s a great player. He’s a 2C on 20ish teams in the NHL.
     
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    Would love him as 2C in Carolina between Svechnikov and Teravainen.

    That said he is young and well rounded. He can be a 1C on a contender.
     
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    Please name these twenty teams. I really don’t see it at this point.
     
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    Larkin is just outside the top 20 in scoring for Centers, played less games then the majority of those centers, plays with less talent, and is also very responsible on both ends of the ice... He's a #1C ... And is continueing to push to the upper echelon if he keeps trending in the current direction.
     
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    Not sure a lot of these posters watch him to realize what he is. I agree with you
     
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    Maybe you're right. 15ish teams is probably more accurate. That being said, the other 15 teams aren't contenders.
     
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    He's great, but his 2-way game is way overrated.
     
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    I’m looking at the playoff teams in the league and I’d say he’s right there competing as the 1C or that team doesn’t skip a beat with him as the 1C on Calgary, Nashville, New York Islanders, San Jose, Columbus, Vegas, Carolina, St. Louis.

    Yeah many teams that win have multiple elite centers like Crosby/Malkin, Datsyuk/Zetterberg. But teams can also win with the Toews, Getzlaf, Kopitar, Bergeron types and a solid 2C behind them. If we’re contending for a cup, Larkin is going to be the farthest thing from the problem.
     

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