How good is Larkin?

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  1. WingsMJN2965

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    Pasta/Drai/Ekblad/Point go over him.

    Five was up for debate at the start of the season between Larkin/Ehlers/Nylander but I think Larkin's solidified it.
     
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    I'm not certain Drai goes over him in a redraft tbh. Both good defensive C's and good face-off men, but Larkin is a year younger, and LD's numbers the last 1.5 seasons aren't as much better than DL's as you'd think they'd be, for someone that has spent the majority of his time on a line and PP unit with Connor McDavid.

    The last 1.5 seasons, Draisaitl's ES production rate goes down by 33% (To below DL's) when playing without McDavid, and asked to carry his own line- and that's against easier, 2nd line matchups.
     
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    He’s been really good this year. Games where he puts up zero points if still seems like he’s constantly a big difference maker.
     
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    In what universe is a 60+ point defensively sound 22 year old C a "horrible 1st liner"...?
     
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    Ristolainen is the King Kong of Buffalo defense. Now and even tomorrow.

    Dahlin is a pimpled nobody compared to him.

    Does it hurt Swedes ... when you pop the pimples!?
     
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    He is a good top-6 centre who at 22 definitely still has some room in his ceiling. A 1C on some teams, a 2C on others, particularly the contenders. For my Leafs he would be the 3C.
     
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    Larkin is overrated, if he was on the lightning he would be no better than a #3
     
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    Brayden Point would be playing wing if Tampa had Larkin.
     
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    I've only seen him in 2 games this season but both he played very well everywhere. Ill catch more games but he's going to def be a good player going forward.
     
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    He's good, right now - but not elite.

    It's like he does 90% of a real high level play, then bobbles the puck or falls down.

    Again, he is probably a #2c in the top third for that position, but if his body and skill fills out - he could be much more.
     
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    2 assists tonight in the 1st period so far makes it 28 points in 30 games.
     
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    To me, it seems like he can be brilliant at times, and then he can disappear. Maybe lacks a bit of consistency?
     
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    Right now he looks like a lower end 1c, but if he keeps developing his two way game I can see him as a top 15 centre and maybe a year or two top 10 in his peak years.
     
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    He’s overrated because he’s good at skating turns and gets running starts.
     
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    Which of these two randomly selected players would you put in the middle:

    Player X:
    Faceoffs - 289
    FOW% - 48.8
    SH FOW% - 33.3

    Player Y:
    Faceoffs - 593
    FOW% - 55.1
    SH FOW% - 71.4
     
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    Pretty debatable who has been better this season between Larkin and Tavares. Tavares has 4 more points on the year but gets to play with Marner. Larkin is better defensively. Though it might be fair to say that both are 2C on contending teams.
     

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